Charg­ing for charge points

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Mail Motors -

Drive­ways with charge points are of­fer­ing money-mak­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for home­own­ers as they rent them out as park­ing spa­ces to elec­tric ve­hi­cle mo­torists.

And the pace of book­ings is set to surge after a deal be­tween two in­dus­try gi­ants.

For the first time, cus­tomers will be able to make book­ings for YourPark­ingS­ spa­ces where EV charg­ing is avail­able through charge point-find­ing plat­form Zap-Map.

Now Honda are in­tro­duc­ing their up­dated CR-V.

“This one’s just off the boat,” said the man from Honda, as he handed me the keys.

The new ver­sion has a longer wheel­base and it’s wider – but not taller – than its pre­de­ces­sor. It has broader, more mus­cu­lar wheel arches for a rugged out- of-town look with sharper con­tours on the bon­net and the lat­est Honda sig­na­ture grille and head­lights.

In the EX ver­sion, it sits on large 19in al­loys. The wood on the in­te­rior con­trasts with the black leather fin­ish and works well.

The large seats are com­fort­able and the front and rear ones are heated as well as the steer­ing wheel. In­deed, in this top-of-the-range spec, you get loads of lux­ury touches as stan­dard, such as the open­ing panoramic glass roof, the head- up dis­play and the hands- free power tail­gate.

The 7in touch­screen houses the sat nav and en­ter­tain­ment con­trols as well as pro­vid­ing the screen for the re­vers­ing cam­era. There is loads of

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