A new law mandates the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in workplaces, new homes, and supermarkets.
The legislation was drafted in the hopes of establishing 145,000 charging stations over the next ten years.
According to new legislation announced by Boris Johnson at a conference for business leaders tomorrow, buildings such as supermarkets, new homes, and workplaces will be required to install electric vehicle charge points starting next year.
According to the Government, the legislation was created in order to create 145,000 charging points over a ten-year period in the run-up to 2030, when new petrol and diesel car sales will cease in the UK.
“This is a pivotal moment – we cannot go on as we are,” Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to say at a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference.
Our economy must be adapted to the green industrial revolution.
“We need to put our massive investment in science and technology to good use, increase our productivity, and then get out of your way,” he says.
We need to regulate less or better while also taking advantage of new freedoms.
“We will require EV charging points in all new homes and buildings, with an additional 145,000 charging points to be installed as a result of these regulations.”
New homes and non-residential buildings will be required to install electric vehicle charging stations, as will those undergoing large-scale renovations with more than 10 parking spaces.
No10 claims it will go even further to make it easier and more convenient for people to go electric by introducing simpler payment methods, such as contactless, at all new fast and rapid charge points.
The Government also announced today that it will invest nearly £10 million in a groundbreaking new hydrogen project near Glasgow, which will be the UK’s largest onshore windfarm.
“We are investing in new projects to convert wind power into hydrogen, and the 10 point plan investments have already triggered about £90 billion of private sector investment, driving the creation of high-wage, high-skilled jobs as part of our mission to unite and level up across the country,” Mr Johnson will say.
New legislation mandates the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in workplaces, new homes, and supermarkets.
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Workplaces, new homes, supermarkets must install electric vehicle charge points under new law