ecotricity chargers in Yorkshire breaking down


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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About stevenbarrett23

I run a telephone & computer supply and maintenance business, mainly VoIP, traditional phone systems & Cloud office systems. www.portelav.co.uk. I've been with the Company since 1981 so pre-mobiles pre-PC's. We are very keen on reducing our own and other businesses carbon output so we all work from home. The EV is just the next logical step towards being carbon neutral both in business and personally. Your kids will be thanking us for leaving a bit of the Planet for them once we push off !
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2 Responses to ecotricity chargers in Yorkshire breaking down

  1. How very depressing! I trust you have written to your MP to complain.

    Meanwhile… I ordered my MS a month ago, so I sympathise but it seems unlikely that I’ll ever be needing to rapid charge my iOn up your way now! MW

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