The Government Is Considering Plans for All New Homes to Come With EV Chargers

By Shabana Arif on at

The government is doubling down on its initiative to reduce emissions and stop people causing themselves a mischief when charging their electric cars at home with its plans to have all new builds come with an EV charger.

It's not set in stone yet, but if the initiative does end up rolling out, all new houses will be required to have a parking space that offers a charging point for both cost and convenience purposes.

"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.

At the moment, if you want to install an EV charger in your home, you can apply for a £500 government grant to help cover the expense.

While electric cars seem to be the future, they won't solve the growing transport problem according to a recent report that wants to see the government invest in promoting cycling and walking, rather than encouraging private car ownership.

At the moment, EV sales only represent a tiny portion of UK car sales, but insurance companies are already getting ahead of the curve by offering flat battery cover for them. [UberGizmo]