At home in a private garage / drive way, or at a designated parking spot / shared parking facility (common for apartments and flats).
Publicly at various locations throughout the UK. To find out where the nearest charging stations are visit www.zap-map.com or download the app on Appstore or Play Store
Charging times vary depending on your current level of battery charge, your battery capacity, your charging station's capacity and settings, as well as the capacity of your charging station's energy source (e.g. your home or an office building).
Plug-in hybrids require 1-4 hours to be fully charged, while full-electric cars require 4-8 hours (from 0 to 100%).
Fully charging a 60kWh electric car will cost about £8.40 and give you about 200 miles of range with the cost of a domestic KWh costing 14p.
Rapid charging - Rapid charging points are normally found at motorway service stations and typically cost £6.50 for a 30 min, ~100 mile charge.
If you choose to buy or exchange your vehicle from petrol or diesel fuel powered to electric, whilst your energy bill may rise, the cost of charging and maintaining an EV will greatly reduce costs. Solar and battery storage could see costs reduce even more
Most new EVs have a real-world range of somewhere between 80-250 miles, depending on the model. Small, city-focused cars sit at the lower end of the range spectrum with many family models easily able to cover 110-180 miles on a single charge, though there are an increasing number that can cover 200-250 miles. Premium models, like the Tesla range or Jaguar I-Pace, can cover 250-300+ miles on a full battery.
The savings will far outweigh the costs of having the system installed. Auto Express reader Warren Philips estimated that he will be £13,000 better off in 20 years' time after installing his solar panels, WallBox charger and battery storage pack. He explained that his solar panels in his roof generated upwards of 40KWh of electricity and was easily able to charge is Renault Zoe's 40KWh battery.