London homeowners are being encouraged to turn their driveways into charging spaces for electric vehicles.
An electric vehicle charging point (worth £1,500) will be installed free of charge thanks to a partnership between ParkatmyHouse.com, energy company SSE, Chargemaster and Source London.
Homeowners can then rent out their driveways to EV drivers who book online at ParkatmyHouse.com.
This means for the first time electric vehicle drivers will be able to reserve charge points in advance.
At present, electric car drivers cannot book charge point spaces in public places in London.
Chargemaster, in partnership with SSE, expects to install 200 charge points over the coming months, adding to the 800 already in place as part of TfL’s Source London scheme.
Mark Jabbal from Uxbridge, West London, has received more than 75 parking bookings at his house since signing up earlier this year to ParkatmyHouse.com.
He is among the first of the website’s homeowners to take up the offer of a free charge point.
He said: “It’s great to be able add to the services I can offer drivers, Now they can park and charge their cars at my house. I’m also planning to buy an electric car so there’s an additional benefit for me too.”
Anthony Eskinazi, CEO of ParkatmyHouse.com, commented: “Not only will this provide EV drivers with additional charge points throughout the capital, and help speed up the adoption of electric cars in London, but it will also enable homeowners to generate a new source of income from electric car drivers.”