Staying abreast of changes to road rules and regulations is the most sensible way of ensuring that you avoid any unwelcome penalties or fines.
Electric vehicles are a comparatively new vehicle, and charging infrastructure continues to be rolled out UK-wide in order to meet the rising number of EVs used, as well as the government’s own Net Zero Strategy.
However, these promises are not yet being met, leading to a strain on nationwide EV charging infrastructure. In an attempt to manage this, some chargepoint operators have introduced electric car parking fines.
What kind of electric car parking fines might drivers face?
If a driver keeps their EV connected to a chargepoint long after the vehicle reaches full charge, they may now face a fine.
The introduction of a fine for drivers staying too long at an EV charging point is not entirely unprecedented. Tesla has an ‘idle fee’ for its worldwide Supercharger network, which results in users being charged for every additional minute the vehicle remains connected to the Supercharger after reaching full charge.
A similar approach is now being taken at certain other chargepoints across the UK. In Aberdeen, for example, a £30 fine will be charged to EV drivers who overstay for an hour or more at any chargepoint.
Drive green with My Car Credit
If you’re looking to upgrade to an EV but aren’t sure how to finance it, you can get a no-obligation car loan quote with My Car Credit today.
Representative APR 10.9%
Evolution Funding Ltd T/A My Car Credit
Require more help?
Got a question you can’t find the answer to, or need some advice and guidance around taking out car finance? Our Car Credit Specialists are friendly, experienced, and here to help so get in touch today!