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The etiquette of EV charging

Graham Conway, managing director at Select Car Leasing, on the do’s and don’ts of using chargepoints

Graham Conway
22 May 2024
Graham Conway, managing director at Select Car Leasing
Graham Conway, managing director at Select Car Leasing

 

Some electric vehicle motorists treat public charging stations like a free long-stay car park, but drivers risk being issued ‘idle fees’ for overstaying. These fines typically amount to between 50p to £1 for every minute that a fully charged EV is parked at the station.

Overstaying doesn’t only hurt your wallet, it can also damage your car. Routinely charging your EV for too long could also damage its battery life over time.

Once a car is fully charged, leaving the...

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