Electric car chargers in new buildings in the UK
Electric car chargers in new buildings in the UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce that from next year, new homes and buildings in England will be legally required to install charging points for electric cars.

The government said that thanks to the move, up to 145,000 charging points will be installed nationwide each year by 2030.

This requirement also applies to new residential and non-residential locations such as offices and supermarkets. It is suitable for heavily renovated buildings and offers more than 10 parking spaces.

The move comes as the UK plans to switch to electric cars and ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030.

Accelerating infrastructure investments to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles is a component of the comprehensive national zero-emissions strategy document that the UK government released last month.

The new rules will be announced at a meeting of the Confederation of British Industry on Monday. But the Labor Party said that does not solve the problem of the geographical distribution of available transfer points.

There are more bus charging points in London and the South East than in the rest of England and Wales combined. However, there is nothing here to solve this problem.

The Labor Party added: If low- and middle-income families cannot buy electric cars or invest in building the huge factories we need, there will be no help.

Electric cars are part of the UK's strategy

Although the government claims that the new law now makes it easier to fill petrol or diesel cars. All new fast charging stations also offer a simpler payment method for charging vehicles through contactless payment.

There are currently around 25,000 charging points in the UK. However, the competition and market regulator said 10 times that number may be needed by 2030.

The transition to electric cars is part of the UK's strategy to achieve climate goals. In 2019, cars and taxis made up 16% of UK emissions.

Several major automakers such as Jaguar and Volvo plan to use electricity from 2025 to 2030. Ford has announced that all cars sold in Europe will be electric by 2030.

However, the world's four largest automakers, Volkswagen, Toyota, Renault-Nissan and Hyundai-Kia, did not sign a pledge at COP 26 to sell zero-emission cars and trucks from here.

Sales of electric cars in the UK are increasing. About 10% of electric vehicles will be sold in 2020, compared to 2.5% in 2018.

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