The EV road to zero
New UK homes will be required to provide charge points for electric vehicles, according to the government’s Road to Zero report. “We will continue to provide grants to encourage people to charge at home overnight, both on and off streets – this is how we envisage the majority of charging will take place,” says the report
The country currently has 14,000 public charge points – including more than 1,300 rapid chargers – and the government is offering £40om to firms making and installinginfrastructure.
However, the state won’t be building any networks itself.
“Government will not own or operate a chargepoint network now or in the future – the private sector is already delivering. Our role is to create the right enabling conditions,” the report says.
Earlier this year, National Grid and Pivot Power announced a 2GW network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle charging stations for the UK.
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