A WOMAN who swapped her diesel car for an electric vehicle has slammed them as a "total s***show".
The driver vented on TikTok that she couldn't charge her electric car because there were not enough charging points available in London.
Sharing her frustration, TikTok user @racherintheattic fumed over the lack of charging points in London.
She started the video by saying: "So I couldn't charge my car in London because there's like 16,000 electric cars in London.
"And only two f***ing fast chargers near the flat.
"And taxis obviously have some kind of mafia hold on the chargers.
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"I risked it and thought I would find somewhere.
"Every charger point from London down on the M3 was either out of order or wouldn't work.
"I had to go down the M3 because the M4 was f***ing closed.
"And then coming down the M3, there was a football match in Twickenham, so that was a s***show.
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"I've got the tinies, so at Reading services on 5% with the lights flashing and saying some services will not work.
"So, I'm having a fag an actual fag. I'm desperate for a p***.
"I can't leave the dogs in the car because they'll get stolen by someone.
She said that her electric car charges too slowly.
"My car is going up one per cent every five minutes, so I should be able to leave in about three hours and make it home."
People were quick to comment on the video.
One said: "Electric cars, no thanks."
Another said: "Get another car."
The four biggest electric car complaints have been revealed – with the main problem being the lack of charging points.
Another electric car driver said her drive to work took her three times longer than usual due to the nightmare.
OUT OF CHARGE
It was revealed that ministers are set to miss their target of installing 300,000 new electric chargers by 2030.
Figures from the Department for Transport show that less than 9,000 public charging devices were installed last year.
According to official data, there are now 30 electric vehicles for every charge point, compared with 16 at the start of 2020.
Ginny Buckley, founder and CEO of Electrifying.com, said to The Sun Online: "Electric cars are easy to drive, simple to charge at home and reliable, so owning one should be a hassle-free experience.
"But the hard fact is that our national charging infrastructure rollout isn’t keeping pace with the numbers of car buyers making the switch to an electric car.
"In 2020, there were 16 cars for every charger. Today that number has risen to 30, which has led to waiting times for some charges at peak times, whilst other charging points right around the UK can be unreliable and faulty.
"This wouldn’t be acceptable at a petrol station, and I believe electric car drivers deserve to have the same hassle-free experience as they would if they filled up with petrol or diesel.
"The majority of electric car drivers charge at home and wake up to a full battery every morning, but the challenge comes if you don’t have access to off-street parking or need to make longer journeys and have to rely on the public charging network.
"At the moment, this is inconsistent, both in terms of coverage and reliability.
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"There are currently more chargers in Westminster than in Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool combined; drivers in many rural counties like Cornwall and Cumbria are being let down by a lack of chargers.
"We need to see a levelling up of the infrastructure to ensure nobody is left behind in our electric revolution."
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