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E-car chargers are turned off to avoid power outages | news

The charging stations for electric cars in people’s homes are set to shut down for nine hours every weekday during peak demand due to ministers’ fear of blackouts in the National Grid.

According to the regulations coming into force in May, new chargers at home and at work will automatically be taken out of service from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Public chargers and quick chargers on motorways and federal highways are excluded.

The government is also empowering to impose a “random delay” of up to 30 minutes at other times to avoid pressure on the network when drivers want to recharge their batteries at the same time.

There are only 300,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK

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