How to charge your car in public
Of course, you will mostly be charging your electric car at home or at work, but sometimes you have no choice but to use a public charging station. Although the procedure is the same as at home, it is advisable to keep the following tips in mind.
The number of charging stations is growing rapidly. Nevertheless, it is advisable to keep these tips in mind before connecting your car to a public charging station.
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Who can park at a charging station?
You can easily recognise a parking spot where electric cars can recharge by the blue sign with a white P that has another sign underneath it with a power plug symbol on it. In addition, the parking spot in question is often painted blue or green with a power plug symbol in the centre to clearly indicate the fact that the spot is reserved for electric cars only.
By parking a car with a conventional combustion engine on a spot reserved for electric vehicles, you risk a fine of €49. Moreover, your car may be towed and you may be liable for the costs of the towing procedure.