Electric car drivers won’t be able to boil a kettle while rapid charging says National Grid

Aidan Rennie-Jones
File photo dated 12/06/15 of a general view of an electric car charging point at Chester Services. New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.
File photo dated 12/06/15 of a general view of an electric car charging point at Chester Services. New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.


Experts from the National Grid have warned that if you are rapidly charging a car at home, boiling a kettle or using other electrical appliances at the same time could trip the main fuse of your home.

The UK's electricity transmission system provider has warned that using everyday electrical appliances such as kettles, toasters and microwaves at the same time as rapidly charging an electric car could cause serious problems within household's main fuses.