The first fax machine, and the introduction of unleaded petrol came at about the same time, in the late 1980s.
I’m reminded of how how hard it was to find both of these things, as we await the arrival of the first mainstream electric cars (EVs), scheduled for 2011.
Will it be the same with public charging points for EVs? Ccrucially, they have been available since well before the product they’re going to serve — for example in the main city centre shopping centre in Leicester, and the big complex in West London. They are already easier to find than those first faxes. And technology will help the EV driver find them. Somebody must be working on the iPhone app at this very moment. There’s already a very good website,www.ev-network.org.uk, with a searchable map showing the location of charge points.