Some hybrid electric take too long to top, experts warn
Hybrid electric cars should be banned from motorway chargepoints because they are taking too long, experts warn
- RAC Foundation warns plug-in hybrid electric cars should be banned from using motorway chargepoints
- It says some of them are blocking equipment required for battery-only vehicles
- The latest battery-only cars need just five minutes at the quickest chargepoints
- But it takes almost an hour to charge almost all plug-in hybrids at chargepoints
Some electric vehicles should be banned from using motorway chargepoints because they take too long to top up, according to a report.
Slower-charging plug-in hybrids are blocking equipment required for battery-only vehicles on long journeys, a study for the RAC Foundation warned.
The latest battery-only cars need just five minutes at the quickest chargepoints to add 15 miles to their range, compared with an hour for almost all plug-in hybrids.
Some electric vehicles should be banned from using motorway chargepoints because they take too long to top up, according to a report. Picture shows a stock image of a Honda CR-V Hybrid electric car
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Battery-only cars have no combustion engine, while plug-in hybrids can operate in full electric mode, using conventional fuel or a combination of both.
Report author Harold Dermott recommended that chargepoints at motorway service areas should be reserved solely for battery-only cars until plug-in hybrids have a greater electricity-only range and can charge faster.
RAC Foundation director Steve Gooding said: ‘Compatibility between car and charger is key.’
In July, there were 112,000 plug-in hybrid and 54,000 pure battery-electric vehicles registered in the UK.
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