Interesting times are ahead with the introduction of electric cars.
Tesla, above, are established as a provider of very rapid and expensive sports cars but soon more affordable models will be coming on line by mainstream manufacturers.
Many of those, such as the Vauxhall Ampera, will have a small combustion engine to top up the batteries to keep you going but what do you do if away from home in a fully electric car?
Today an all electric Hyundai i10, below, has been revealed with a predicted range of 100 miles.
This will give drivers increased flexibility in how they use their vehicles, no longer restricted to short distance commuting, they may strike out to visit friends and relatives overnight.
So what is the etiquette on recharging?
I’m sure no one begrudges a mobile phone being topped up over night, but a car?
How much will it cost? Do you offer to reimburse your host?
Unless public charging points are installed more widely could this become an issue?
Between sensible friends I doubt it, but its one to ponder.