Electric cars get real
Tom Ford loves petrol. So we sent him away with the, er, all-electric versions of the Mini, Smart and Mitsubishi i. He came back charged
Posted: 07 Dec 2010
The costs involved break down pretty effectively though. Charging these cars on an off-peak domestic supply (though you would upgrade your garage charging point to 32Amp - exactly the same as a domestic cooker outlet) will cost about a quid and a half. They are all tax-exempt, C-Charge exempt, get free parking in certain metropolitan boroughs and sometimes even free charging. Transport for London has even outlined a plan to provide the largest electric vehicle charging point infrastructure to date, whacking in 1,600 'leccy charging points across the city in the next 12 months, 7,500 by 2013 and 25k by 2015. So you'll be able to charge up pretty much anywhere in London at least.