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Energy networks comment on SMMT's poll on electric vehicles

04 September 2020

SMMT have called on government to commit to long-term incentives for electric vehicle purchases and more investment in the UK’s charging infrastructure.


Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses, said:

“We agree with SMMT that incentives would help to increase the amount of electric vehicles on the road as would getting charging infrastructure ready sooner. Making sure that rapid charging infrastructure is visibly deployed right across the UK will be critical to the smooth roll-out of electric vehicles and boosting consumer confidence. To make this happen we need government and the regulator to pull down existing barriers and put the right frameworks in place and help to unlock investment.”

Notes to editor

SMMT's poll can be found here

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