[ExI] Electric cars too heavy for old UK multi-storey car parks

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 21:54:37 UTC 2022

Weight of electric vehicles could cause ‘catastrophic’ damage and
‘lead to car parks collapsing’

18 Dec 2022

Electric cars, which are roughly twice as heavy as standard models,
could cause ‘catastrophic’ damage, according to the British Parking
Association (BPA), which wants local authorities to conduct urgent
structural surveys.

Most of the nation’s 6,000 multi-storey and underground facilities
were built according to guidance based on the weight of popular cars
of 1976

But Mr Whapples said that the accumulating risks to infrastructure
like car parks and bridges remain unacknowledged.



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