More rapid electric car chargers are to be introduced after research found that drivers face almost 800 miles of charge-point “deserts” on motorways. Analysis revealed that 17 per cent of motorways and big A roads in England were without the most efficient chargers, hampering long journeys. The study by Highways England revealed that motorists were unable to find a rapid charger in rural areas including parts of Devon, Somerset, East Anglia, Kent and North Yorkshire. Even in areas with charging points, “hoggers” left vehicles plugged in for long periods and many chargers failed to work, the RAC Foundation said. Highways England said the gaps were being filled and that it was on track to cover 95 per cent of the network by next March. Almost 80 chargers were being installed this year, it said.
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