Electric car too long at the charging station? Then you won’t get out of a fine

In the municipality of Noordwijk it is prohibited to ‘hold a space reserved for charging for a long time’. An MG driver finds that wording far too vague and filed a lawsuit when he was fined for sticking charging stations. His car was charged, but he left it anyway. An inspector of the municipality gave him a print of 95 euros after exactly 1 hour and 59 minutes.

Court finds angry MG owner wrong

But is 1 hour 59 minutes ‘long-lasting’? The MG owner does not think so and challenged his fine in court. He says it is impossible to remove your car when the charge light turns green. In the end, his case ended up at the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal, where the man was found to be in the wrong. It does not matter how long a car is fully charged at a charging station, according to the judge.

Electric car must leave the charging station on time

An electric car usually gives an expected charging time and with many models you can see how the charging process is going in a mobile app. It is therefore made easy for you to remove your car from the charging station on time, the judge ruled. And that’s what you should do. In other words: the angry MG driver should have paid more attention and now simply has to pay the fine of 95 euros.

So yes, maybe it’s better to just install a charging station at home…

Source: Autoreview.nl by www.autoreview.nl.

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