Electric vehicle charging stations (EVs) will be required for all new homes and businesses in the UK from 2022, the government announced today. The new measure aims to boost EV adoption in the country by adding up to 145.000 extra charging points each year.
"This will mean that people will be able to buy new properties that are already ready for the future of an electric vehicle, while ensuring that charging points are readily available in new stores and workplaces across the UK," the bulletin said. type.
The UK government has already supported the installation of more than 250.000 EV charging points, so the new rules would increase it by more than 50 percent in the first year alone. Buildings such as supermarkets and workplaces are included in the law, along with large-scale renovations that will have more than 10 parking spaces. However, the details of the rules, such as the specifications and their entry into force facilities, not yet published.
Britain's opposition Labor Party has said that London and the south-east of the country have more charging points "than the rest of England and Wales combined", and the new law does not help. It also said it did not include provisions that would make EVs more accessible to low- and middle-income families, the BBC reported.
His government United Kingdom intends to completely ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 - 10 years earlier than planned. The government has previously said it is ready to spend 500 XNUMX million to build an EV charging infrastructure in the country.
Source of information: engadget.com