Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes it official. All new homes and buildings in the UK are required to have EV charge points in 2022.
Any new home, building, or major renovations resulting in more than 10 parking spots in the UK will be required to install electric vehicle charge points (Source: UK Government). The regulation has been confirmed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier today.
Due to the regulation, up to 145,000 extra charge points will be installed each year. This adds to the 250,000 that are already installed in homes and workplaces.
It leads smoothly into the UK’s goal of ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
The majority of electric vehicle charging happens at home. So, those buying new homes won’t have to worry about charging solutions. New properties will have charge points readily available.
Aside from new homes, non-residential buildings, such as shops and workplaces, will have charge points.
The goal is to make charging an electric vehicle as easy or easier than filling up a gas-powered car.
The regulation is beneficial, as it’ll increase the confidence of the public for the transition to the near-future of electric vehicles.
Driving range and charge points are increasing, making it more appealing and overcoming many obstacles and objections.
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