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EV chargers in 350,000 homes by 2025, predicts Andersen

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More than 350,000 homes in the UK are expected to be fitted with electric vehicle (EV) charging points by 2025, says charge point provider Andersen.

By 2025, an expected one million electric vehicles will be registered on UK roads bringing with it a spike in the number of home chargers.

Analysis of sales trends by Andersen has found that 362,270 wall boxes could be installed in UK driveways and garages over the next five years based on current installation rates.

There are currently around 120,000 homes with EV chargers already installed.

Recent changes saw electric vehicles become exempt from benefit-in-kind tax in the current tax year, increasing to 1% next year - further enhancing their appeal for fleet buyers.

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, battery-electric vehicles and PHEVs have both increased year-on-year sales over the first quarter, a story mirrored across the globe, as one in seven new cars in Europe no longer just has a combustion engine.

Jerome Faissat, Commercial Director of Andersen, said: “At Andersen, we’re in no doubt that electric vehicles are the future. As we move towards a ‘new normal’ in the wake of the coronavirus, we’ve seen clear evidence that people want to change their habits so that they can move forward in a way that is more mindful.

“Over the past three months, pollution has fallen in our cities and we’ve enjoyed the cleanest air we’ve had in decades, and it’s inspired many to rethink the way they get around. We’re seeing people vote with their feet – as they make the switch to an electric car, bike or scooter.

“Going electric is more than an ethical choice. It’s a choice to embrace the future. Our message is clear: If we work together, we can help encourage take up of electric vehicles and make our communities cleaner and safer.”

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