To help achieve that goal, the U.K. will reportedly establish a 400-million-pound ($531 million) fund for companies that manufacture and install charging stations. The government is also reportedly looking at integrating charging stations with newly-installed streetlights, as well as wireless-charging technology. A new Automated and Electric Vehicles bill will also give the government power to mandate installation of charging infrastructure at highway service stations.
UK Wants An Electric-Vehicle Charger In Every New Home
A new government proposal included in Road to Zero, a report on climate-change related policies, would require all new homes to be fitted with electric car charging points. It follows a commitment made last year by the UK to end sales of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2040. The Drive reports: “It is our intention that all new homes, where appropriate, should have a charge point available,” a government statement said. “We plan to consult as soon as possible on introducing a requirement for charge point infrastructure for new dwellings in England.”