Electricity to rent

Driveways with charge points are offering opportunities for homeowners as they rent them out as parking spaces to motorists with electric vehicles (EVs).

The pace of bookings is set to surge following a deal between two industry companies at a time when electric vehicle sales increase year-on-year with predictions there will be 200,000 EVs on the UK’s roads by the end of the year.

For the first time customers will be able to make bookings for YourParkingSpace.co.uk spaces where EV charging is available through Zap-Map.com.

The price of the parking for customers using the new facility on Zap-Map.com also includes being able to use the charge point.

Harrison Woods, managing director at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, said, ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for driveway owners with a charge point to make some extra money as the electric revolution takes off, especially given the fact that the government is committed to banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in just over 20 years.’

The amount of time needed to charge an electric vehicle using a home charger can vary, although as a guideline one of the UK’s most popular electric cars takes about four hours, making rented driveway parking and charging an ideal solution for those on a day out so their vehicle is fully charged for the return journey.

Ben Lane, CTO and co-founder at Zap-Map added, ‘We are delighted to be partnering with YourParkingSpace.co.uk on this ground-breaking EV charging point and pre-book parking space collaboration.’