The Prime Minister is to announce that new homes and buildings in England will need to install electric vehicle charging points from next year. Energy industry trade body, Energy Networks Association, responds.
Ross Easton, Director of External Affairs at Energy Networks Association said:
"This is great news for those living in new homes, but we must make sure access to charging points is not exclusive – charging points must be accessible to everyone. To truly 'level up' charging point access and deliver on the COP26 electric vehicle pledges requires strategic planning at all levels of government, nationally and locally."
Great Britain's energy networks are already working with Ofgem to deliver a Green Recovery which supports the shift to electric vehicles. Announced earlier this year, £300m is to be spent on new infrastructure to support 1,800 new ultra-rapid charging points at motorway service areas. A further 1,750 charge points will be supported in towns and cities.
About Energy Networks Association
We’re the industry body for the energy networks. Our members own and operate the wires and pipes which carry electricity and gas into your community, supporting our economy. The wires and pipes are the arteries of our economy, delivering energy to over 30 million homes and businesses across the UK and Ireland. To do this safely and reliably, the businesses which run the networks employ 45,000 people and have spent and invested over £60 billion in the last eight years.