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Supercharger Etiquette In the UK

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Rluner, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Rluner

    Rluner Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    North West UK
    #1 Rluner, Dec 15, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
    Hi all, I`m collecting my car next week and I am wondering if in the UK there is an etiquette for supercharger use. Eg do users leave there phone number for the next person to contact to see wait times, or use apps that can leave scannable QR codes that can automatically tell users charge time. Or are superchargers still not used enough to be a worry yet over here?
  2. mgboyes

    mgboyes Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    United Kingdom
    As far as I know the only issues with SC bays in the UK so far been from occasional ICEing particularly at the hotel-car-park SC sites e.g. London Hyatt. Cribbs Causeway is only 2 stalls and is in a public car park so it's possible that might get ICEd too, but I've never had any trouble getting a charge there (or anywhere else).

    Leaving a note with a contact number is a good idea in any case.
  3. jackie

    jackie Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Second that. We waited for over an hour at the Crystal where someone left their car on charge. We couldn't get any real charge and eventually drove off to South Mimms to use the 22kw charger there. This was at a time when there were no other SCs available in London. It did make us annoyed as there was no way to contact the other owner who must have been fully charged by then.
  4. miimura

    miimura Active Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Los Altos, CA
    The best etiquette rule I can think of is - Don't leave your car parked and connected to a Supercharger longer than needed to charge. Everything else is not necessary if people would follow that one rule.
  5. slartybartfarst

    Jan 18, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I made up one of these I think it tells any one waiting what they need to know to decide what to do.

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