Make electric car charge point signs green to ‘help them stand out’

An AA survey suggests 85% of drivers think the signs would have ‘more impact’ if they were green.

More than four out of five drivers believe signs for electric vehicle (EV) charge points would be easier to spot if they were green, a new survey suggests.

Some 85% of 17,500 drivers polled by the AA said signs featuring a white “P” in a green box would have “more impact” in indicating the location of charge points.

Slow Charging the ZOE at Highgate (Image: T. Larkum)

Slow Charging the ZOE at Highgate (Image: T. Larkum)

This would be instead of a blue box, which is the colour used on designs currently approved by the Department for Transport.

AA head of roads policy Jack Cousens said transforming charge point signage in this “simple” way could make a “big difference” to demand for electric cars by easing concerns over the extent of the charging infrastructure.

He went on:

“Drivers believe there are a lack of charging points, but the case is they are hidden in plain sight. While fuel forecourts have the benefit of large totem poles, charge points can blend into the background.

“Changing to a green parking sign will help them stand out and reassure drivers who are thinking about buying an EV that there are more charge points than they think.”

Read more: Express and Star

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