Neighbours keep charging EVs via cables running out windows & over pavements – it’s SO dangerous but nothing stops them

NEIGHBORS have criticized EV charging cables – many snaking across sidewalks and hanging in front of windows.

The “technically illegal” and “enormously dangerous” technology is used by EV drivers who do not have access to a charging point near their home.

Neighbors have criticized the use of EV charging cables


Neighbors have criticized the use of EV charging cablesPhoto credit: Tiktok

A video uploaded to TikTok by @thefastcharge reported that “cities are installing lantern chargers” to make streets safer.

Living Streets, a charity that promotes “everyday walking,” had previously warned about “sluggish cables” on sidewalks.

The charity’s director of policy and communications, Tanya Braun, said: “The rollout of EV charging stations should not come at the expense of pedestrians.”

“Tow cables pose a serious problem for people with wheelchairs, strollers or guide dogs, preventing them from getting around easily and safely.”

The clip then explains how cable ducts are being discussed as a viable alternative for EV owners.

“Some say that this would be a better way to solve this problem as people can use their own power supply and it might be easier to share the chargers with their neighbors,” the spokesman continues.

“But I can’t begin to imagine the amount of bureaucracy it will take to get Council approval.”

Many flocked to the comments to condemn the decision to own an electric vehicle over a diesel for the reasons given.

“Why do people buy electric cars when they don’t have access or have such difficulties, too much stress for a car,” said one.

Another user added, “It’s still a trip hazard.”

A third chimed in: “Imagine the damage claims with those cables everywhere.”

Cable ducts are often recommended as a remedy for the dangerous laying of cables


Cable ducts are often recommended as a remedy for the dangerous laying of cablesPhoto credit: Tiktok

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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