One of the drawbacks of buying electric cars is their prohibitive costs: with the price of home charging systems putting many potential customers off joining the electric revolution.
However, now you could pick one up for free.
Readers in the East Anglia, East and West Midlands, could get a free home charging unit from POD Point, the UK’s leading electric vehicle charging company.
Its charge point, known as Solo 2 (pictured), features the latest in “smart” communicating – including in-built GPRS technology that allows for two-way communications between an online account and the charge point. This means that you can monitor how much energy you use, remotely lock the charge point, or even set up charging schedules using a mobile phone, laptop or PC.
The charge points, which are worth more than £1k, can be installed as part of the government’s Plugged-In Places scheme – with the offer available to electric and plug-in vehicle owners in the Plugged-in Midlands and Source East areas.