FACT: It is possible for homeowners with solar panels to charge their electric vehicle directly from the electricity generated on their own rooftop, which would be completely zero emission transport.

The simplest way to charge a vehicle using your home’s rooftop solar is to plug the car into your house during the day when the sun is shining.  If the amount of solar electricity being generated is equal to or greater than the amount charging the car, no grid electricity will be needed. But you can also charge your electric car at night using battery storage. For home battery owners, it is possible to charge a home battery system during the day with solar power and then charge an electric car in the evening with this stored energy.