“We will require new homes and buildings to have EV charging points – with another 145,000 charging points to be installed thanks to these regulations,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced.
Under the new regulations, charging points are to be installed not only on homes under construction, but also in workplaces and supermarkets from next year. The rules will also apply to buildings undergoing major renovations.
Britain is trying to create the infrastructure needed to achieve its goal of halting all sales of new diesel and petrol-powered cars and trucks from 2030. From 2035, all new cars and microbuses are to operate with zero emissions.
Last year, the number of electric vehicles in Britain increased to 100,000 and this year the figure is expected to more than double and reach 260,000. The number of charging points in the country is estimated at 25,000, but this clearly will rise.
The country intends to install 145,000 charging stations annually throughout the country. A total of 500 million pounds has been allocated to creating the necessary infrastructure.
The country has in recent years taken an active position in the transition to renewable energy sources. Already last year, the share of electricity produced from “green” sources exceeded the level of produced by fossil fuels – 42 % to 41 %. In 2024, Britain intends to abandon all use of coal. And the government has announced plans to invest $26.8 million in green energy and to complete a full transition to renewable sources in 2035.