Longford Leader Motoring: ESB surveys 1,800 electric car drivers

News Reporter


News Reporter



Roadside callouts for electric cars on the rise

Up to third of electric car drivers are more likely not to use the ESB charging facilities when the new pay-for-charge system according to a new cust0mer survey.

The survey of 1,800 customers found that the majority of electric-car drivers will use public charging points at least as often as they have up to now when they shortly start paying for power.

Overall, 80pc are in favour of a pay-as-you-go system but a subscription deal, favoured by 20pc, will reduce per-unit cost.

The ESB customer survey also found 90pc support for a planned 'hogging' levy for vehicles left too long at a charging point. This reflects the daily frustration experienced by many reported the Irish Independent.

The new charging era will begin soon. Prices and details of fast-charger costs will be announced first with ordinary prices later.

Users will be encouraged to register in advance.