Car expert exposes the brutal reality of owning an electric car in Australia after struggling to find a place to charge the $100k vehicle
- Driver exposed dark reality of electric vehicles
- He became frustrated by lack of charging stations
An expert car reviewer has exposed the difficult reality of owning an electric vehicle and finding a charging station in Australia.
Car expert Jonathan Ross has vented his frustration after struggling to find a place to charge a $100,000 Kia EV6 in Perth.
Ross had been driving the vehicle around and reviewing the perks and shortcomings of the electric car for his YouTube channel Ross Reviews.
Canadian man Jonathan Ross vented his frustration after struggling to find a place to charge his $100,000 Kia EV6 in Perth
He filmed his journey as he drove to four different locations before finding an adequate charging station.
Mr Ross is seen in the video sitting in the boot of the electric vehicle as it recharged at the station.
He said he had been waiting for about an hour just for the vehicle’s battery to reach 80 per cent after waiting in queue for the station.
‘It’s f***ing. It’s crazy man. This is what you call clown world,’ he said in a TikTok video.
‘Everyone here is waiting an hour and queuing up and waiting for others to charge.’
A look of defeat was on his face as he contemplated the final cost of the recharge.
‘We’re still going to have to pay, you know, the same as petrol,’ he said. ‘Clown world.’
Mr Ross revealed that he was forced to search for a charging station after his battery levels dropped to 17 per cent.
The vehicle only had enough energy to travel another 61km sending Mr Ross into a panic.
He filmed his disappointment after wasting five kilometres to drive to an inadequate charging station.
A small shelter had been built around it with a locked gate in the doorway.
The shelter was only big enough to charge an electric scooter
‘There’s not even anything in here. Are you kidding me?’ Mr Ross said.
‘Are you kidding me? I don’t know how you get into this.’
Ross had been driving the vehicle around and reviewing the perks and shortcomings of the electric vehicle for his channel Ross Reviews
The 2023 Kia EV6 GT will set drivers back more than $100,000 making it the most expensive Kia sold in Australia (stock image)
Social media users slammed the lack of available charging stations claiming they would not be making the switch from petrol cars anytime soon.
‘I don’t think Australia is ready for electric cars,’ one wrote.
The 2023 Kia EV6 will set drivers back around $100,000, making it the most expensive Kia sold in Australia.
Mr Ross’s review is the latest example of growing frustration shown by owners of electric vehicles who are disappointed about the lack of available charging stations.
During the Christmas holidays, Tesla drivers were forced to wait in 90-minute queues at charging stations as thousands took to the roads.
Queues for charging stations were spotted nationwide, including in Victoria and NSW.
Footage showed Tesla owners aimlessly standing around their cars as they waited for their turn at a Wodonga station on the NSW/Victoria border.
Similar scenes at a Coffs Harbour charging point in northern NSW, with Teslas stretching through the carpark as drivers waited their turn to power up.
During the Christmas holidays, Tesla drivers were forced to wait in 90-minute queues at charging stations as thousands took to the roads