Will Car Chargers be off-grid for 9 hours a day?

Charging points for electric cars will be preset to turn off for nine hours a day amid fears they could cause blackouts with the government pushing the switch from diesel and petrol.

From May, every new charger will automatically not function at ‘peak times’ to ease the pressure on the national grid.

Daily Mail – 12 September 2021

There is also set to be a ‘randomised delay’ of up to 30 minutes if there is a high demand from motorists. 

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is said to be anxious that huge numbers of drivers will plug in their car when they return home between 5pm and 7pm.

Motoring experts said the measure would be a ‘nudge’ for drivers to consider charging vehicles during off-peak hours.  

These are the scary headlines. A regular EV driver explains.

Mr EV helps to clarify the scary headlines

National Grid’s persepctive

Interestingly this is what National Grid have said

Why not promote low-cost charging first?

Are EV drivers made aware of the electricity tariffs providing low-cost charging overnight?

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