A quick update about our EVs pilot so far.
First of all, a massive thanks to Members who are sharing their EV charging times with us. Even though we know that due to Covid-19 life isn’t exactly ‘normal’ these days, your support has been tremendous.
Here’s a graph showing the pilot members’ charging patterns we’ve gathered so far. Note that these are quite small numbers (a few dozen).
It’s clear that there is some overnight charging, but it’s also interesting to see quite a lot of charging in the late afternoon and early evening. That’s not great news for the grid, which gets hit with peak demand at that time already (family meals, boiling kettles, Corrie and Eastenders on the TV).
Maybe we at PP ought to to incentivize EV drivers to schedule their charging times for alternative times of day?
A question which we’d love to get your feedback on. What were your biggest concerns about getting an EV which turned out to be untrue? The myth v the reality.
Mine, for example, would be that I worried that I’d run out of battery a lot. It turns out that 99% of my car journeys are within 40 miles of home, so I needn’t have worried.
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend.