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New homes in UK will have EV charging points installed

UK will be the first country to implement setting up EV charging points in building new homes. Furthermore, the government announced that starting in 2022, measures are being taken to add up to 145,000 extra charging points each year. It is implied that the new homes will be ready for the electric future.

England will be first country to require new homes to include EV chargers [Update]

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The press release stated, “This will mean people can buy new properties already ready for an electric vehicle future, while ensuring charge points are readily available at new shops and workplaces across the UK — making it as easy as refueling a petrol or diesel car today,”

Britain’s opposition Labour party noted that London and the southeast part of the country have more charging points “than the rest of England and Wales combined,” and the new law doesn’t help in that regard. It also said that it doesn’t include any provisions that would make EVs more affordable for lower- and middle-income families. The UK government has already backed the installation of over 250,000 charging points, so the new rules would increase that by over 50 percent in the first year alone. Buildings like supermarkets and workplaces are included in the law, along with large-scale renovations that will have over 10 parking spaces. However, details of the rules, like specifications and power outputs of the installations, have yet to be released.

Ban of fossil fuels by 2030

The UK government aims to completely ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 — 10 years earlier than planned. The government previously said that it’s prepared to spend £500 million on building EV charging infrastructure in the country. Britain’s opposition Labour party noted that London and the southeast part of the country have more charging points “than the rest of England and Wales combined,” and the new law doesn’t help in that regard. It also said that it doesn’t include any provisions that would make EVs more affordable for lower- and middle-income families.

Also, the autonomous vehicle support in the country has been much further than compared to other vehicles. Not only is the UK focusing on electric vehicle shift, but also the advancement of the shift. The roads and other infrastructure are being considered for further development like using lane marks, etc. As driver assist feature in-vehicle can reduce accidents up to large extent, having the right infrastructure would ensure the UK is ready for the technology to enter their market. In the end, it is a far-fetched idea, and the UK has a long way to go.

 

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