Why Is My EV Not Charging? (Troubleshooting Guide)

EV Not Charging with Charger Plugged In

According to some commentators, with the rapid increase in electric vehicle (EV) use, charge anxiety is set to replace range anxiety as the biggest fear of new or potential EV drivers – in other words, the inability to charge the vehicle when needed. Demand is growing rapidly, but as yet there is no great uniformity …

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Can I leave My EV Plugged in Overnight Charging?

EV Charging at Night

We are often told that leaving a phone or other device constantly plugged in is not advisable, as it may wear out the battery and waste electricity. It is legitimate therefore to ask if the same is true of an electric vehicle (EV). Will leaving an EV plugged in and charging overnight lead to a …

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Can You Park in an Electric Vehicle Charging Spot (UK)?

EV Charging Sign for Parking Space

To support the government target of ending sales of all new non fully electric cars by 2030, electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure is improving fast. According to Zap Map, there are now almost 30,000 public EV charge points in the UK (considerably more than the fewer than 9,000 petrol stations), and the number is still growing …

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How To Stop Birds Pooping On A Car

Bird Poop On Car

Most drivers have at some point returned to a parked car to find it spattered with bird poo. Once in a while is inevitable, but bird poop can damage a car’s finish and is best avoided if possible. It’s a particular problem in areas with a high bird population, such as near rivers, lakes or …

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How to Store A Roof Box (Avoid Any Damage)

Storing A Car Roof Box

It’s all good having your new shiny roof box attached to your car with everything you need for your trip, but you should only keep it attached to the roof as long as you are actively using it.When you’re not using your cargo box, it should be taken off your vehicle roof safely with a …

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How To Escape A Sinking Car With Children

Escaping A Sinking Car With Children

No one expects to end up in a sinking car, though having a little bit of knowledge and a safety plan in the event of a worst-case scenario is an excellent idea.If you do find yourself in this extremely rare situation, you’re not going to have time to Google on your phone what to do …

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How to Tow an Electric Vehicle if it Breaks Down

Towing an EV on a truck

While electric vehicles are more reliable than those with traditional combustion engines, there are still times when something will go wrong and it will need to be towed to safety. A flat tyre, brake problems or a flat battery are all examples of this.Can You Tow an EV?The simplest way of towing a vehicle is …

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Can You Turn On an Electric Car While Charging?

Turning on an Electric Car with Button

Yes, you can turn on an electric car while it is charging, however, you won’t be able to drive it away. Electric vehicles will not let you open the charging socket unless the car engine is off, although you can still power it on for other things such as using the heater, entertainment systems, apps …

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How to Charge an EV with No Driveway or Garage UK

Street EV Charging

The government has set a target of 2035 for all new vehicle sales to be fully zero emission. However, according to the National Housing Survey, over a third of UK homes have no garage or driveway. That means nearly a third of car owners do not have any off-street parking to use for plug-in charging. …

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Running an EV Charging Cable Across the Pavement

Running a EV Charging Cable Across Pavement

An electric vehicle (EV) owner might want to consider trailing a cable across a public pavement to charge their vehicle using the home electricity supply where there’s no off-street parking. The home supply is the cheapest way of charging an EV, and charging the car at or near home is convenient. However, there are some …

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