Manufacturers may offer a ‘free’ home charger as part of the car sale, however beware of the small print. One installer says that this often only covers simple installations.
The Government offers a grant through OLEV for vehicles on its list with installation by registered installers.
You can charge at home as long as cables do not cross a pavement or public path, the OLEV grant would not be available if this was the case.
Research has revealed, for example, that the average UK driver covers just 20 miles a day.
It’s estimated that around 80% of electric car charges take place at home.