New Homes in England will be forced to feature electric car chargers from 2022 onwards
The UK plans to stop the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030
Published: 23rd November 2021 | Source: UK Government |
All new English homes will soon require an electric car charging point
The UK Government plans to ban the sale of Petrol and Diesel cards in 2030, which means that they need to start encouraging consumers to purchase electric vehicles over their fossil-fueled equivalents.
In 2022, new homes in England will be forced by law to feature electric vehicle charging points, helping to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles. New supermarkets and workplaces will also be required to feature vehicle charging infrastructure, as will all buildings undergoing major renovations.
At this week's Confederation of British Industry conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the change stating that the UK will "radically" change its cars, buses and other modes of transport.
By forcing the adoption of electric vehicle infrastructure, the government hopes to push for more consumers to purchase electric vehicles, allowing them to meet their emissions targets and combat climate change.
Several major car manufacturers plan to go all-electric in 2025, including manufacturers like Jaguar and Volvo. Ford also plans to go all-electric in Europe by 2030. With many nations planning to ban the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030, Ford's electric vehicle ambitions are a lot less progressive than their peers.
Currently, 10% of car sales in the UK are for electric vehicles, which means the nation has a long way to go before electric cars become more popular than their fossil-fuel filled counterparts.
England's new regulations regarding electric vehicle chargers will increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations across the nation, tacking a significant issue that has prevented the widespread adoption of electric cars.
While these new laws only apply to England, similar legislation will likely be brought forward in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland soon. All nations within the UK require greater access to electric vehicle charging stations, which means that action needs to be taken to force the adoption of these technologies before 2030.
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