Electric vehicle charging at home, using your solar panels and battery to generate and store electricity is a route to low carbon living for drivers of electric vehicles.
Carbon emissions produced by petrol and diesel vehicles are one of the main sources of air pollution and are a big contributor to global warming. Across the world, steps are being taken to tackle this.
Here in the UK, the government has set a target for all new cars and vans to be zero emission by 2040, but many drivers have already made the switch. In 2018, sales of new electric cars rose by 21% in the UK and it’s estimated there will be more than 1 million EVs on the road by 2020.
New research has shown that electric cars are already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel alternatives – owing to a combination of lower taxes, fuel costs and subsidies on the purchase price. Electric car owners can also benefit from reduced parking and road toll charges in certain areas.
Powering them with clean, self-generated electricity, is the final piece in the puzzle.