It’s estimated that currently, around 80% of electric car charging takes place at home. Many drivers rarely charge anywhere else.

Can I get a car charging point at home? Yes, you can charge at home if you have a private space, typically a driveway and as long as cables do not cross a pavement or public path.

Daily usage

Research has revealed, for example, that the average UK driver covers just 20 miles a day, meaning the vast majority of charging can occur at home or nearby.

Government grant

There is a Government grant for the installation of home chargers available however, it requires their rules to be followed. A key point is that cables do not cross a pavement or public path.

Smart Charger

It must also be a Smart Charger meaning that it must communicate with the National grid in order to minimise charging at times of peak demand and use cheaper overnight electricity.

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