According to Jonathan Bramwell, Head of The Buying Solution, about 40% of his client base (who are typically looking to spend £2m on a house) have a home charging point on their wish list. “Many will be investing in electric cars over the next five years, so making sure there is at least the potential for one forms part of our due diligence,” he says in an article in The Sunday Times Home.
Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) rose 13.8% in the UK last year, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association: that’s about a quarter of the European average, but an increase nevertheless.
A number of government schemes for driving up sales and reducing air pollution are in the pipeline; for example, the Department for Transport (DfT) plans to consult on having charge points built into all new properties. For now, though, powering up the car at home when you have no off-street parking can be problematic, especially if you live in the countryside, where public charging points are a rarity.
Charging overnight at home is convenient and cheap. Once a home charger is installed, it can cost as little as 3p a mile to power up an EV — about a third as much as running a petrol-driven car, according to a report published in December by the International Council on Clean Transportation.
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Read the full article here which includes tips on installation and potential pitfalls: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-to-install-a-home-ev-charger-n976r7lw7