YOU’RE waiting – unfortunately – in a queue for an EV charger to become available. Days later you’re hit with a parking fine, courtesy of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology.
According to the the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) it’s because EV drivers queuing to use chargers in car parks are inadvertently being caught out by penalty fines.
AFP Chair Paul Hollick said that the situation was mainly occurring where automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology was in use, and it was easy for company car and van drivers to miss signs warning of the maximum free time.
Paul said he thought the situation bad enough that SME fleet managers should communicate to drivers to watch out for the maximum free time in a car park.
Paul added that the adoption of EVs by fleets was highlighting a number of similar issues that fleet operators were working through.
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