Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be required for all new homes and businesses in the UK starting in 2022, the government announced Today. The new measure aims to boost EV adoption in the country by adding an additional 145,000 charging points each year.
“This will mean that people can buy new assets ready-made for the future of the electric vehicle, while ensuring that charge points are readily available at new shops and workplaces across the UK – today the petrol or diesel car will be reinvented. It’s as easy as filling out,” the press release states.
The UK government has already supported the installation of more than 250,000 charging points, so the new regulations will see an increase of more than 50 percent in the first year alone. Buildings such as supermarkets and workplaces have been included in the law with more than 10 parking spaces, along with large-scale renovations. However, details of the regulations, such as specifications and power generation of the installations, have not yet been issued.
Britain’s opposition Labor Party noted that London and the south-east of the country have more charging points “than the rest of England and Wales”, and the new law does not help in that regard. It also said that it does not include any provision that would make electric vehicles more affordable for low- and middle-income households. BBC informed of.
UK government target Sanctions Sales of fossil fuel cars by 2030 – 10 years ahead of plan. The government had earlier said it was willing to spend £500 million (about $660 million) on building EV charging infrastructure in the country.
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