Two in five supermarket electric car chargers found not to be working

Shoppers hoping to charge their electric vehicles while doing their weekly grocery shop could be left frustrated as new research has found that more than two in five devices in supermarket car parks are not working.

Analysis of public charging data found that 43 per cent of chargers located at major supermarket sites have connection issues or are completely out of order. 

The analysis was conducted using charging points app Zap-Map to review the status of devices located on site at seven major supermarkets on 14 and 15 January. 

Thes supermarket chains under review were Aldi, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose.

The sample covered 20 major UK cities* (excluding London) and only looked at supermarket sites within a 12-mile radius of the city centre.

Across the seven supermarkets, where the charger status was live and available on Zap-Map, an average of 57 per cent were showing as operating without issue.

Morrisons had the most comprehensive charger status data on Zap-Map, but this revealed that only half (50 per cent) of the chargers were working on the dates reviewed.

The research identified that 12 of the 13 EV chargers on site at four Morrisons stores in and around Swansea were showing on Zap-Map as being out of order. 

Source of data and images: dailymail

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