And when it comes to use of the house’s facilities, 26 per cent of hosts say you should never go for more than a wee when visiting.
Guests should typically wait around 50 minutes before asking for the Wi-Fi password - however 40 per cent say you should NEVER ask for it.
More than half (51 per cent) of those surveyed by OnePoll for Kia say it’s fine to ask to use the host’s phone charger.
Breaking the rules has consequences, with more than a quarter (26 per cent) of respondents having banned a guest from their home for bad behaviour, while a similar figure (23 per cent) have refused to go back to see a host following a negative experience when they visited.
The research also revealed it’s vital to call ahead - with 51 per cent saying it is rude to turn up at someone else’s home unannounced.
A spokesperson for Kia said: “Visiting friends and family or playing host can be a bit of an etiquette minefield. Throw in the rise in popularity of electric cars and it could create an awkward conversation between friends and relatives.
“Electric car charging is still a relatively new phenomenon for many people, but one which is becoming more popular every month. To make it easier, and avoid a tricky situation, we’re pleased to introduce Kia Charge, which gives drivers access to thousands of charging points via one simple app.”
Kia launched Kia Charge to give owners of the brand’s electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles access to around 17,000 charge points across the UK – around 68 per cent of the public charging network – from a single account.