Charging station hogging: a data-driven analysis

Hogging the charging station: sometimes EV drivers leave their vehicle plugged in long after the vehicle is fully charged. This blocks access to the station, and with a growing number of electric vehicles on the road, available charging points are becoming scarce. Currently, in the Netherlands only 15–25% of the time connected to the public charging station is actually used for charging. The longest 4% of all sessions account for over 20% of all time connected, while barely using this time for actual charging. Dutch research, using a large dataset (1.3 million sessions) on public charging infrastructure usage, has analysed the inefficient use of charging stations, on which basis recommendations for improvement can be made.