All new homes to be built with electric car charging points

“It’s no good having a really slow rate of charger installed in a supermarket where someone is only stopping for half an hour, for example.

“We’re at a pivotal moment in electric car history. Let’s get it right from this moment forward, and bring everyone along with us on the road to getting an electric car.”

Rob Peters, Principal at Simple Fast Mortgage said the new rule seemed “inevitable”.

He said: “Only a few years ago, if you had an electric vehicle charging port when selling a property, it was a bit of a gimmick to buyers and may even have put some off, as EVs were less mainstream.

“However, with the availability and standard of electric vehicles improving by the day, and ownership costs coming down, whether or not a property has an electric vehicle charging port is becoming a fairly commonly asked question by tech-savvy home buyers.

“With the Government’s announcement that new petrol and diesel vehicles will end in 2030, it seems inevitable that newly built properties will be required to have this facility.”

Plans for the scheme were first mentioned back in September by sources at the Department for Transport (DfT).