By 2025 more than 350,000 homes across the UK will be fitted with an electric home charging system, according to Andersen, a British manufacturer and installer of high-end home-charging points.
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, adding to the current crop of 120,000.
Andersen is predicting 2020 to be a tipping point for electric vehicle uptake, following January sales that were four times as high as the same period last year.
Jerome Faissat, CEO 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.”