I drove up from my home to the stormont hotel. I was going to use the ecar charger while I went to watch the Giro. It was not working despite two reboots remotely by helpline. I then spoke to one of the hotel managers and despite not being his problem he allowed me to charge the twizy at their utility bay. 1st class service.
That was nice of the manager.
I think that will always be a problem with relying on charging points. Either they are not working or they are already occupied. Locally here the charging point parking spaces are always occupied by non electric cars. Very annoying.
That happened at asda in bangor last wednesday. Fourbnon electric cars parked in charging bays… two of them staff cars