Under the governments plans, aimed at cutting emissions, it has been proposed that all new homes, offices and street lights in England are to be fitted with electric car EV charge points.
The proposals revealed by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, aim to make it much easier to charge up electric cars than it is to fill up a traditional vehicle that uses a combustion engine. The proposal made includes the following:
- Assessing if new build homes and offices should have to install EV charge points as standard.
- Installing new street lights that electric cars can plug into and charge. These street lights will have on street parking and will be installed in appropriate locations.
- More funding being made available to create EV charging infrastructure.
According to a Daily Telegraph article, Chris Grayling believes that the lack of EV charge point infrastructure is the main obstacle standing in the way of an Electric car revolution in the United Kingdom. The Transport Secretary also wants to ensure that all large fuel retailers install fast charging EV charge points at their fuel stations, to help pave they way the new revolution in road transport.
The Transport Secretary also confirmed to the Daily Telegraph that plans to stop the sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2040 will still go ahead. This is bad news to the ears of campaigners who want the bar to be brought forward to 2030, inline with other European Union members such as Germany.
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