NEW HYBRID OWNER AND CHARGING DILEMMA
I have just purchased a new Hybrid car and find that only location RCT side for charging is TESCO, ABERDARE.
Further, as I will need to charge at home, this poses further issues.
I do not have a driveway and to ensure I can charge the car conveniently, this will require me to either park my car on DOUBLE YELLOW LINES or a junction, in order to allow sufficient cable length.
But, I have to be cognizant of pedestrian safety, and so will have to purchase a cable protector ramp, ro ensure pedestrian neither trip and/or injure themselves.
We most certainly need more charging stations and with CCTV coverage I would suggest, to deter malicious damage or attempted theft of the cables, depaitw the fact they lock into the vehicle.
I would suggest MICHAEL SOBELL, ASDA, Aberdare library area /GREEN STREET and other public parking spaces, which have ample parking facilities with nearby utility access, to install a few meters for such owners.
Perhaps, as an incentive, RCT could charge for the electric in lieu of charging costs or free electricity, when a parking ticket is purchased. I know Tesco offer free electric charging points, but parking is limited to 3 hours.
As for residents charging, I think this is something for the future. I cannot envisage RCT undertaking expensive contracts, to excavate pavents etc in residential streets for the few.
But, more accessible public charging would certainly benefit us few, in the interim.
Consultation has concluded