Electric car drivers will prefer to charge at home

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers will prefer to charge at home, claims new research. A recent survey of 1,500 consumers in the US found that 89% of consumers would be “likely” […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers will prefer to charge at home, claims new research. A recent survey of 1,500 consumers in the US found that 89% of consumers would be “likely” or “extremely likely” to charge their plug-in EVs at home.

Stacey Bailey, a senior research analyst with research firm Chartwell said: “You have the vast majority of consumers believing their home will be the primary charging site, and most of those respondents say they will plug in during off-peak, overnight hours, which would be preferable for most utilities.”

She added: “Still, we did find a notable percentage of consumers who say they will plug-in during on-peak times, which could potentially stress the distribution system.”