Electric car charging points to be installed in every new UK home

New homes built in Britain are set to be fitted with charging points for electric cars. The plan to install charge points into all new UK homes is part of a plan by the government to improve the infrastructure to facilitate mass adoption of EVs. The Department for Transport has announced a public consultation on the subject to see if the changes to building regulations should be approved. If they are, then homebuilders would be forced to install charging points to all-new homes to allow easy charging of electric and hybrid cars.

There has been no word how these regulation changes would affect those without off-street parking.

However, last week it was announced the Government is investing around £37 million into research charging points to solve the issue off off-stere parking.

This incldues the development of wireless charging and charging points that emerge from the pavement.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “With record levels of ultra-low emission vehicles on our roads, it is clear there is an appetite for cleaner, greener transport.

“Home charging provides the most convenient and low-cost option for consumers – you can simply plug your car in to charge overnight as you would a mobile phone.”

They are likely to be 7kW chargers which can take between 6-12 hours on average to recharge a car at home. This should be more than sufficient for motorists plugging in at home and better than just using a three-pin domestic plug.

The change could also save motorists up to a £1,000 in fuel costs, reports Pod Point, by having a home charger compared to using public charging points.

Currently motorists can benefit from a £500 discount off the cost of an electric charger through a government scheme.

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