The same problem is rife across Europe, according to Professor Stefan Bratzel, director of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) in Germany.

“There’s a variety of charging providers and they need to talk to each other and make sharing agreements, and there needs to be some kind of alarm system to point out the chargers that aren’t working. There’s also a problem with transparency of prices to avoid unfair charging and this will have to be improved in Germany and other European countries,” Bratzel said.