Mark Bennett, energy expert at energyhelpline.com, says: “Putting in place the infrastructure to allow the millions of British car owners to embrace the electric vehicle revolution is an important stepping stone in the drive to ‘net zero’.

“We are already seeing energy providers offer tariffs that allow owners of electric car to charge their vehicles at off-peak times, when electricity is cheaper, saving households hundreds of pounds a year.

“And the development of technology to enable stored energy to be sold back to the grid, means consumers will pay even less on their energy bills, reducing the cost of powering their home and vehicles even further.”