For the last year the four Electric Vehicle chargers located in the Waterlooville Sainsbury’s have had numerous reliability issues, this has resulted in electric car drivers having to wait or recharge their vehicles elsewhere.
A few weeks ago the recharging posts were replaced, these new posts are Smartphone App enabled, this means that electric vehicle drivers can check as the charging points availability and status prior to setting off.
The Waterlooville Sainsbury’s chargers are called ‘Fred-Kate’ and ‘Tony-Beth’. In the screen capture below from the Smartphone app it can be seen that both bays of Tony-Beth are in use. At the time of writing, both bays of Fred-Kate were available.
Next time you are in the Waterlooville Sainsbury’s car park, go and take a look at the different types of electric cars recharging. You’ll find smaller vehicles such as Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, you’ll also find mid-range cars such as the Audi e-Tron, Vauxhall Ampera or VW e-Golf, more exotic vehicles like Tesla Model S, Mercedes C-350 as well as a 4×4’s such as the Mitsubishi Outlander and Volvo V60.