A man in Western Australia was fined for charging his EV from a council power box. The man was fined $500 by the police. Hidden CCTV images captured the 78-year-old Cranbrook man using the power box to top up his electric vehicle. Cops fined the man on Friday.
Charging your EV with council power in WA is illegal
As you might expect, charging your EV with council power in WA is illegal. You need to charge your EV at approved charging points. For this, there are multiple charging stations around Mt Barker and Cranbrook, including two in between the towns. Mt Barker police department used their Twitter account to make an example of the man. They also shared a photo of the vehicle.
In the tweet, they said: “To clarify. If you want to recharge your e-vehicle, DON’T steal the electricity to do so,” There were various comments from users under this Tweet. Some said that what the car owner did was wrong, while others said that there were not enough approved charging points in the area. Some said that the driver should adjust his route to pass through approved charging points, even if they are few. Others in the comments suggested that the region is not suitable for EV.
So why should EV be used?
Electric vehicles are fueled by renewable resources. This prevents the use of non-renewable fuel, which is one of the biggest problems of today. Electric vehicles also cause less damage to the environment because they run on electric energy. They produce 80 percent lower exhaust gas and emissions on the contrary petrol vehicles.
In addition, electric vehicles give their maximum torque power at one time. There is no waiting to maximum speed up in the motor of these cars. These are some of the advantages of electric vehicles.
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