Most homes don’t have dedicated electric car chargers but that could change in the United Kingdom down the line. The government there has unveiled a new plan to mandate that all new build homes come with an EV charger. This initiative, according to the government, is meant to support “the growing uptake of electric vehicles within the U.K.”
If the government decides to implement this, it will require that all newly built homes with dedicated parking spaces to have charging points so that not only is EV charging cheaper for people but also more convenient. In the current scenario, electric car owners can apply to receive a grant from the government of up to £500 to offset the cost of installing an EV charger at their home.
“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,” said Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. He also pointed out that there’s an appetite in the country for cleaner, greener modes of transport.
This would also ensure that a robust infrastructure is laid down across the country which makes the switch from combustion engine cars to electric vehicles easier for people.
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