Being a plug-in electric car pioneer isn't easy at all.

Especially if city council spots that you are charging your car in your driveway...

Apparently, some cities are ready to build a metal fence to stop you from charging in your own drive.

"Council blocks driveway in row over electric car charging"

"Council blocks man's driveway with metal fence in planning row over charging his electric car."

"Adam Storey came home from work to find the barrier put directly outside his home which has left him unable to drive up to his charger. The only way he can now recharge his car is by parking on the grass verge, leaving the electric cable draped across the pavement. Hull City Council in East Yorkshire says the 26-year-old did not have planning permission for the electric charging portal."