New technologies create new needs and new behavioral problems for the human kind. It takes time before a new worldwide etiquette that majority of people are willing to follow has been agreed. Electric vehicle charging stations exist for a reason: drivers have to top up their batteries once in awhile. Petrol engine car drivers sometimes see empty spaces at charging stations as free car parks. A conflict is inevitable. In Croatia, e-car owners had enough recently, and organized a demonstration against badly behaving petrol heads.Read the story “Opportunistic behavior requires etiquette for electric and petrol car drivers”
Good news for drivers who are planning a road trip in Central Europe in an electric car in 2020. One of Europe’s largest grocery store chains Lidl is installing e-car charging points at car parks of its 400 stores in Germany. The big installation project has already started, but it takes a year to complete. All 400 charging stations will be available for Lidl shoppers by March 2020.Read the story “A major German grocery store is building an electric car charging network for shoppers”
Even if you don’t drive an electric car, you are probably aware of the way these vehicles are charged. Depending on the car (how modern it is) and the charging station (which electricity options and ports it has), topping up a battery may take some time – from 15 minutes to a few hours. Since gasoline car owners may regard a charging station that no one is using as a free car park, conflicts are inevitable.Read the story “Avoiding conflicts between petrol car drivers and electric vehicle owners”
The introduction of electric vehicles is bringing many innovations for all travelers and commuters. One of the smartest ideas for charging electric cars is being trialed in London where ecar owners can charge their autos from street side lampposts in 2018.