Demand for domestic EV charging points growing

Friday, 23 September 2011

The demand for domestic electric vehicle (EV) charging points is gradually growing in the UK, it has been claimed.

According to Rolec Services, motor insurance policyholders will see a host of new EVs brought onto the UK market next year, with Vauxhall bringing out the Ampera and Ford bringing out the Focus.

The company added that with more manufacturers bringing out EVs there will be a growing interest in domestic charging points.

Philip Hill, general manager of Rolec Services, said: "From our perspective, we see the home charge 13 amp socket outside as the [main] market.

"People want to charge overnight, they don't really need a fast charge because they're charging it over a period when they're in bed."

Recently, Nissan teamed up with European utility and EV supply companies to develop and accelerate the installation of Quick Charge points across the continent.

Toshiyuki Shiga, chief operating officer at the car firm, added that this type of project will develop confidence in the adoption of EV technology.

Posted by Noel Martin

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