UK wants an EV charger in every new home

The UK government has announced the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy to promote low emission vehicles including hybrid and electric vehicles (EV). The government will roll out the required infrastructure and aims for at least 50% of all new cars sold to be ultra-low emission by 2030.

At present, 1,67,000 plug-in vehicles share just 16,000 public chargers on UK’s roads. Most EV owners charge their cars at home or at work. Public charge points are only used during long distance drives. The Road to Zero strategy aims to have a charging point in all new UK homes in a bid to promote EV usage. The government also aims to retrofit all the existing street lamps with chargers for EVs.

Last year, Britain announced a ban on sale of internal combustion cars and vans by 2040. The Road to Zero strategy builds up on this and includes plans for green infrastructure, which includes home and lamp post based chargers for EVs, vehicle charging facilities at motorway services and fuel stations, an additional fuel charge to discourage fossil fuel cars and a GBP 400 million fund for EV charger manufacturers and installers.

Source: Jalopnik

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