Charging stations for electric cars to be installed in every new home and office – .

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Charging stations for electric cars to be installed in every new home and office – .


Speaking to Parliament on Thursday, Ms Maclean said: ‘We will publish our response to the consultation on the requirement for all new residential and non-residential buildings to have a charging point and we intend to legislate more late this year.

“We have also confirmed our intention to require electric vehicle chargers in the home and in business to be able to charge intelligently. “

Currently there are only around 25,000 public charging points in the UK which any driver can use.

Government grants of up to £ 350 have been used to move another 200,000 into private homes.

However, experts say many more chargers will be needed to meet the government’s ambition to phase out petrol and diesel cars, with around 32 million vehicles currently on UK roads.

The CMA predicted in its report that about ten times more chargers than currently exist would be needed to make the grid viable for a significant number of electric cars.

The government’s announcement also comes amid low adoption of electric vehicles.

Earlier this year, the RAC calculated that there were only around 80,000 private electric cars on UK roads.

However, sales of new electric cars are increasing every month, now surpassing sales of new diesel cars since July.

Along with its efforts to increase the number of domestic chargers, ministers are also considering proposals to facilitate the use of public chargers.

Among the initiatives being considered is the creation of a standard price measure, so that drivers can compare prices at different chargers in the same way they do at petrol stations.

Public top-up providers could also be forced to offer drivers the option of paying with bank cards rather than their apps.

Unveiling the proposals, Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said he wanted to ensure that drivers of electric vehicles “have an equal or even better refueling experience than drivers of gasoline or diesel vehicles.”

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