Starting next year across England, all new houses and non-residence buildings with larger parking lots, such as workplaces or supermarkets, will be required by law to include electric car chargers.
Buildings undergoing larger renovations and that have more than 10 parking spaces will also need charger installations. It’s estimated that up to 145,000 extra charge points will be installed across England each year. According to a press release, this builds on more than 250,000 home and workplace charge points the government has already supported to date. Details of the charger installations, such as power output or number per building, have yet to be released.
“This is a pivotal moment – we cannot go on as we are, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “We have to adapt our economy to the green industrial revolution.”
The government is also looking at ways to make charging while travelling easier, such as contactless payment, at all new fast chargers around the country.
The UK has planned to ban the sale of internal combustion-powered vehicles by 2030.