Electric car policy is ‘discrimination’
C Beard, Kirkside Court, Westhill, Aberdeenshire SIR, – I am a resident of Aberdeen and live in a ground floor flat in the city centre with no private parking. I have to park on the road outside my flat.
I would like to buy an electric car but the only way I could charge the car at home would be by plugging it in at the flat – with the cable running through a hole in the wall, across the pavement and into the car.
I have contacted the council to ask if this is OK, but they said it is not permissible – though they did not say it was illegal. If you live in a property with offroad parking then charging an electric car would not be a problem.
Apparently more than 75% of Aberdeen residents do not have offroad parking, yet the council appears to have no policy to help the majority of residents who do not have offroad parking – I think this is scandalous.
Everyone is going on about climate change and the desirability, especially in a city, to use electric cars but the council are not doing anything to help.
I think this discriminates against poorer people who cannot afford a property with offroad parking. I have had great difficulty getting any answers from the council about this and I suggest to you that this might be something The P&J might investigate.