On the way home
Arriving at a kerbside charging point
Ella is stopping at her local village high street before heading home to make dinner. It’s dark and cold, and has just started raining.
Ella finds the fast-charging point easily and knows how to use it, as she has used this one several times lately since her home charger stopped working.
She is happy to park in either of the two charging point spaces alongside the kerb, as they are in a wide layby with space beside them to get in and out of the car, and are clearly marked individual spaces with a gap between them. This matters because she needs to be able to open her car boot fully before and after charging, to get her charging cable in and out of the boot.
It’s a nice change when things are easy to use with one hand
Ella uses her hand to plug in the connectors of her charging cable into the sockets on the car and on the charging unit. The space is well lit in the dark, so she can see both sockets easily and can see the cable to avoid tripping over it while it is plugged in.
As the weather is so unpleasant, Ella only wants to get out of the car one more time, so after almost an hour she gets out of the car and goes into the shop for milk and a couple of ingredients for dinner. She returns to the car with her car keys and contactless card in her hand and her shopping bag over the same arm.
Ella stops her car charging by holding the card against the charging unit, then presses the car key to open her car boot and puts the shopping bag in. She pulls out the connector by hooking her other arm through the connector handle, coils up the cable using her hand, and puts the cable into the car boot.
Ella closes the boot, gets in the car and heads home to make dinner.
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