I have, but without the generous feed-in tariff they would not have been cost-effective for me. When the scheme was launched, part of the justification was that it would trigger much more widespread use, but I'm not sure how much that has happened. At present the "free" electricity isn't much benefit as I only have any when the sun is out so refrigeration is my main use. (This is the con inflicted on anybody who allows a company to install its own panels on their roof in return for the free electricity.) I can see that eventually, there may be a system which allows somebody making only shortish journeys to hook up their car to their own solar panel system, probably with swappable batteries to allow charging during the day when the car is in use.kwackers wrote: ... But you've got solar panels I believe? ... .
I mentioned earlier that one of my neighbours has a plug-in hybrid. This claims a range between charges of 25 miles but he says he gets less than that, typically 18 miles IIRC. ie, setting off fully charged, the electric-only range would have you looking for a filling station in a conventional car. He works about five miles away so he's OK for commuting, but as he points out, on the open road on a longer journey he's lugging round a lot of heavy, expensive kit with no benefit. He chose this system because it's acompany car and the tax benefits are considerable.