Here is a long story I hope you’ll enjoy
I have an electic van on lease due to be returned next week. It’s been in the garage having some cosmetic work done. It went in with 33 mile range on the battery, but they drained the battery to 5 miles.
Now for two years we have used public charging points as its £1000 to get a port fitted at home and my home isn’t suitable as cables would be over the pavement.
Anyway, just make it to the charger and of course its not working. I ring technical support, they say will take up to 40 hours to fix.
So I have no choice but to leave it at morrisons as if I tried to get to the next charger 3 miles away and break down, the only way to retrieve an electric vehicle is a tow truck.
The techical support said…..’maybe you should call the tow truck then’
Now luckily I have bought a 2016 year old larger Renault Traffic to replace this pointless van, (bought before I knew about this scheme) which is now stuck (not my fault as the guy in the garage sat in the van and drained it to get warm, not for any work)
I have no regrets about buying this ‘environmentally unfriendly van’ and I will NEVER pay this absurd charge when this vehicle is required for my business. The one I have purchased was £13500 and Burnham and co are trying to tell me
Its not useable.
Tell you what isn’t useable…electric vehicles. We have not advanced at all in two years. Bloody joke the whole thing!!
Lots of these kind of situations I’m afraid. I shouldn’t worry because there’s a new fuel being developed from agricultural waste and now being tested.
This is just the start as they’ll be new fuels coming through. The likes of Shell and BP aren’t just going to take it up the backside and shut all their fuel stations in 2030. They’ll just be selling ‘sustainable or renewable’ fuel instead.