UK Gets EV Charging Infrastructure

UK wants to develop electric-car-friendly cities and regions, so the Government will fund the installation of charging points on streets, car parks and in commercial, retail and leisure facilities. The program is called Plugged-In Places and will encourage the use of no-emissions vehicles. The total number of charging points will depend on local requirements.

"The UK can be a world leader in electric and low carbon cars which is why the Government has already committed around £400 million of support to encourage development and uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles,” said Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis.

Our aim is for electric and low carbon cars to be an everyday feature of life on UK’s roads in less than five years. There is still a lot of work to be done, however Plugged-In Places is one very significant step putting us firmly on the path to a low carbon future,"
he added.

Encouraging companies to get involved, Business Minister Pat McFadden said: “The move to lower-carbon forms of transport is a turning point for the automotive industry, opening up new opportunities for existing UK automotive companies and with the potential to create new jobs and new industries, for example around the charging infrastructure."

“I urge British companies to get involved and seize these new opportunities for growth and jobs. Our aim is for Britain to become a global centre for low carbon transport development, manufacturing and delivery - the Government is backing businesses who want to help make this happen.”
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