ELECTRIC car owners say they have been slapped with fines of up to £120 for CHARGING their vehicles.
Motorists are receiving charges for parking in private spots to charge up their cars.
The Times reports allotted parking time is too short to allow for a full charge.
And, in some cases, drivers have even been slapped with a fine when using a publicly advertised charging point – but not letting the business where it is located know they are parking up to use it.
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James Warren, who realised that his Tesla was running low on power on a trip from Birmingham to London, said he used a parking spot in a hotel in Weybridge.
He said: "I was aghast to receive an £80 fine from Parkingeye, saying I had parked in the hotel's car park without permission."
Another, unnamed driver, claims they were charged £120 for charging up in a London McDonald's car park.
The driver said they had been slapped with a fine after parking for 100 minutes at the 90-minute spot.
Phillip Riley said: "I didn't realise I'd have to pay twice for the parking 'experience' as well as the power."
Mr Riley, a blue badge holder, said he had to move to a second bay to charge his Nissan Leaf after he realised the first one was faulty – but was slapped with a £120 fine.
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Jack Cousens, a spokesperson for the AA, said: "It is unfair some EV drivers are being penalised for errors outside of their control."
A spokesperson for Parkingeye said the company "strongly advises motorists using an EV point within a private car park to read the signage".
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