A majority of EV users who responded to a survey have admitted they have ’charged dangerously’, and blamed it on an absence of local public charging points. Consumer protection charity, Electrical Safety First, surveyed 1,500 EV owners, including both all-electric and hybrids, and found that 74% blamed a lack of public charging points near their home on leading them to use domestic multi-socket extension leads, not suitable for outdoor use, to charge from the mains in their home. This is despite almost nine out of 10 respondents admitting they’re aware these should not be used outside. Over half of EV users who charge using an extension lead, said they had left cables running to their vehicle when it’s raining.