Almost 9m electric vehicles will one day have to be charged away from home because 43 per cent of British households do not have access to off-street parking, according to estimates by National Grid, operator of the country’s electricity system. How to solve this problem will be one of the key challenges facing policymakers as the UK works towards a ban in 2040 on sales of new petrol and diesel cars (hybrid vehicles are not affected by the move). The Scottish government has set an earlier date of 2032 for the ban. Several companies are working on possible solutions to the charging conundrum.
FT 28th Dec 2017 read more »