Ministers will publish an electrical automobile infrastructure technique that can revolutionize driving
Power to the people! New laws will help motorists find the cheapest charging points for electric cars as part of the green revolution for driving
- In the coming weeks, a concept will be presented that will revolutionize driving
- The government promises that charging electric vehicles will be as easy as refueling gasoline vehicles
- Plan cheaper charging points for electric car owners without their own driveways
- News comes as the government prepares to host the all-important COP26 World Summit
Electric car owners without their own driveway will receive help finding cheaper charging points as part of a plan to revolutionize motoring that will be unveiled in weeks.
The government has promised to make sure that charging electric vehicles is as easy as refueling gasoline or diesel cars.
But many households that have no off-street parking spaces are deterred from switching to electric, as they are dependent on public charging points, which are less convenient, more expensive and often confusing.
Ministers will publish an electric vehicle infrastructure strategy this fall, outlining how it can use it to prepare the country to phase out gasoline and diesel vehicles.
The government has promised to make sure electric vehicle charging is as easy as refueling gasoline or diesel vehicles, and ministers will come up with an electric vehicle infrastructure strategy this fall that will revolutionize motoring.
As part of the plan, they will make it easier to compare the cost of different public charging points to increase competition and drive down prices. [File picture]
As part of the plan, they will make it easier to compare the cost of different public charging points to increase competition and drive down prices.
Suppliers must indicate their prices with a standardized pence-per-kilowatt-hour (kWh).
You’ll also need to make this information available to price comparison websites and apps so drivers can find out where they can top up for cheaper nearby.
The ministers will require price transparency through legislation and make charging point data publicly available.
Whitehall sources said finding ways to help people without driveways charge electric vehicles is a “key focus” of the strategy.
Whitehall sources said finding ways to help those without driveways charge electric vehicles is a “key focus” of the strategy
It comes as the government prepares to host the all-important COP26 World Summit, which aims to advance action against climate change.
The government plans to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars from 2030 – hybrids banned from 2035.
About a third of households don’t have access to off-street parking, but charging an electric car at home is much cheaper than using one of the 25,000 public charging points across the country.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said it anticipates more than one in six new vehicles will be electric vehicles this year.