In the street where I live no one yet owns an electric car – because there are no driveways on which to charge them.

Indeed nearly a third of car-owners in the UK have no off-street parking, as they live in a flat or a terraced house.

Public charge points are not always an option either; even in big cities the nearest facility can often be a 20-minute walk away.


It is a problem the government is doing its best to tackle, but the pace of change is slow.

In the meantime the worry is that the electric car revolution could by-pass millions of people, particularly in the inner cities.

But there are some things that flat-dwellers can do to make owning an electric vehicle (EV) practical.

Read more: BBC