Cars EV chargers to become mandatory on new homes

14:25  12 july  2018
14:25  12 july  2018 Source:   autoexpress.co.uk

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New homes will have to be built with electric vehicle charging points under Government plans to increase uptake of low-emissions vehicles. • UK facing a shortage of EV charging points.

New Government plans outline how new homes and street lighting will have to feature EV chargers . New homes will have to be built with electric vehicle charging points under Government plans to increase uptake of low-emissions vehicles.

TesLowJuice electric car charging up © Auto Express TesLowJuice electric car charging up New homes will have to be built with electric vehicle charging points under Government plans to increase uptake of low-emissions vehicles.

Expected to be announced as part of the Department for Transport’s ‘Road to Zero’ document later today, building regulation in the UK will be overhauled to ensure all new flats and offices come with external charging points for EVs.

• UK facing a shortage of EV charging points

The ‘Road to Zero’ document aims to prepare the UK for the 2040 ban on petrol and diesel vehicles, as previously announced by the Government. Crucially, the document is said to contain a clause confirming the Government “sees a role” for hybrid cars for the future, meaning the ban is only likely to affect pure petrol and diesel vehicles.

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New Government plans outline how new homes and street lighting will have to feature EV chargers . New homes will have to be built with electric vehicle charging points under Government plans to increase uptake of low-emissions vehicles.

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The strategy also aims to "future proof streets by ensuring all new street lighting columns have charging points in areas with on-street parking." Included are also plans to invest in wireless charging tech for EVs where vehicles would be charged by underground pads without the need to plug in cables.

Companies building and installing charging points are expected to receive £400 million extra in Government funding.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will say today the plan will make “for the biggest overhaul in road transport technology since the development of the Benz patent motor car 130 years ago.

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