The UK Government has announced a £40 million investment in the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. All new homes could be fitted with an electric vehicle charging point. The government has supported 100,000 domestic charging points through the OLEV support grant with a maximum of £500 and there is no sign of this being withdrawn. When you have a charging station installed at home, this is legally referred to as "in a private sphere". This means that the charging point does not have to be publicly accessible. In practical terms, it also means that you as the user of the charging station do not have to be authenticated for use. However, that is slightly different if you do not have your own driveway, and therefore park your car in a public area. It is still possible to install a charging station, but this requires the cooperation of the municipality concerned. There is then talk of a "private extension." Public charging stations at shopping centres, offices and companies are called "semi-private", while charging points along the highway and at gas stations are called "public". In the public sphere, rapid charging will mainly be used. With both a semi-private and a public charging point, you as a user will need a charging card or another type of subscription for use.