With an internal combustion engine, we are used to driving around until near empty before taking a detour to the petrol station. Charging an electric car on the other hand is seamless and hassle-free. Electric car charging operates on a top up model, which means topping up your battery every time you stop for an hour or more – be that at your home or any other destination frequently visited such as a supermarket, gym or hotel – with drivers often topping up multiple times throughout the day
While we think of cars as mobile objects, in reality they spend 95 percent of their time stationary. That’s 22 hours of the day on average spent idle. With electric cars, drivers utilize parking time to charge their battery, safe in the knowledge that it will be full when they return. Inherent in this behaviour is the expectation that there will be charge points at the places they park.