En-route charging – 2021 realities and change

Petrol Ped shares his experiences

Petrol Ped takes a 250 mile journey in a car with 180 mile range in winter.

He points out that most of his journeys are local and don’t require en-route charging.

As of early 2021 each network still has it’s own card or App, but they’re slowly changing to the Government mandated Contactless Debit / Credit card payment method.

Ecotricity currently operates most of the Motorway Service Station chargers, other than the Tesla network, and has a dreadful reputation. However Gridserve is now investing in Ecotricity and together they intend to replace all the chargers during 2021, see the Fully Charged video.

Petrol Ped found the in-car SatNav failed to correctly locate the charger.

No mention of ‘A Better Route Planner‘, though.

There was also a later experience of the reliable charger being occupied.