A total of 12,825 new plug-in vehicles were sold between January and March 2018, a rise of 13.5% on the same period in 2017, with an additional 7,600 domestic charge points installed this year.

There are now more than 85,000 charge points operating at homes across the UK, compared with just 6,152 public charging locations. With more than 90% of the nation’s charging network installed in private locations, the world’s first bookable home and destination EV charging platform – Bookmycharge – is urging EV drivers to join its peer-to-peer charge point sharing network.

Jan Stannard, Co-founder of Bookmycharge, said: “We expect the number of domestic charge points to reach 100,000 later this year. So, even more homeowners will be able to travel with confidence, able to easily book and pay for a convenient charge wherever they are in the country.”

Bookmycharge.com is the world’s first bookable home and destination EV charging platform. It launched in 2017 to tackle ‘charging doubt’ by offering electric car drivers a booking facility at hundreds of domestic charge points across the UK. The service works in a similar way to Airbnb by bringing together those with charge points and those wanting to charge, while providing the interface to take reservations and payments via the Bookmycharge.com website.