Just got back from a trip to York. The CYC fast charger was broken, the other (we were at McArthur Glen retail outlet) was in use so we decided to head over to Wetherby Services on the A1 J46 as they have two ecotricity fast DC chargers. Got there with just 10 miles left to find both of these brand new units were faulty !. I called ecotricity who confirmed they were both broken then came the news that the nearest units to me, Ferrybridge (M62) and IKEA (Birstall Leeds) were also off line !. Ditto Woolley Edge Southbound leaving just one charger at Woolley Edge M1 North available. We decided not to risk it and got the recovery guy to take us home as we knew our home charger would do the business. Its really disappointing to see our entire area, North, West and South Yorkshire reduced to less than 20% availability. After the huge investment from Ten-T you would hope ecotricity could maintain the equipment to some sort of reasonable level. The person I spoke to said they knew the Wetherby chargers were faulty prior to Christmas and still no-one had been to sort them out. A simple reset may have done the trick, turn them off and back on again, anything rather than just sitting there doing nothing. I hope something happens soon to get everything back on line otherwise I cannot see much chance of anyone buying a pure EV when the infrastructure is so flaky. All the best to everyone and a Happy New Year to you all !
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