Some of his customers appear less happy. For Mr Vince’s company is accused of hiking up prices at electric car charging points while at the same time ploughing millions of pounds into his football club.
On Monday, Ecotricity, which has the monopoly on motorway service station electric charging points, will introduce a new pricing scheme for electric vehicles.
Critics claim the new charges will make it as expensive to charge up an electric car as put petrol in a conventional, fuel-efficient vehicle.
I have absolutely no idea what the cost of filling up an electric vehicle should be. Not a scoobie as to even magnitude.
‘Leccie is 10 p a kW? So, how many kWs are they trying to stuff into a battery?
And how much cheaper than petrol should this be? If it should be at all?
Ecotricity, which used to offer free charging to encourage the take up of electric cars, will change to its new tariff from tomorrow. Motorists will have to pay £3 connection fee and then a further 17 pence for every unit of electricity used (kWh). Previously the company charged a flat fee of £6 for 30 minutes of charge.
OK, bit more than that but doesn’t seem like an outrageous price at all.
Erm, maybe electric cars just do actually cost as much as petrol? You know, even after all he tax petrol pays?