A DRIVER from Dublin has aired his grievances with electric cars and warned others against purchasing them.
Stavros has dedicated his YouTube page to reviewing vehicles and offering tips and tricks for drivers.
In one of his vlogs, the astute driver explained his reasoning behind moving on from electric vehicles.
He admitted that there were a few technology features that he really enjoyed, but ultimately, the cons outweighed the pros.
“The car itself, I really did like the car. Okay, small boot, small rear space,” he explained. “But other than that, I loved all the tech.”
Stavros mentioned the preheating system, heated steering wheel, and seats were very nice features.
“But the charging network let it down,” he admitted.
The seasoned motor expert recalled a 1000-mile trip he took with his Honda e.
“You will see the problems that I had with the ESB networks, now the Tesla network, there’s not enough of them in Ireland,” Stavros explained.
“I’ve driven enough around to know that there’s just not enough of these charge stations getting fitted in Ireland.”
In addition to the lack of stations in Ireland, the driver pointed out that many of the stations are flooded with drivers waiting their turn for a charge.
Stavros said that the charging situation becomes even more draining when there is a passenger waiting impatiently in his car.
“It’s gonna be over an hour by the time they’re finished and by the time I’m charged in. It’s gonna be so long,” he complained.
The driver concluded his point by mentioning the agonizing feeling he would get in the pit of his stomach when he had to think about charging the vehicle.
In the comments section, many people agreed with Stavros.
“Finally an honest review,” one person wrote.
“Electric cars might be great as a commuter, going to work and back, as long as you are doing all of the recharging at home. I would find the charging intolerable as well.”
One person offered a way to improve the reputation of electric vehicles.
“There needs to be a universal charger standard, it’s ridiculous otherwise,’ they suggested.