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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