New homes will be required to install EV charge points
Under new legislation announced today, new homes and buildings such as supermarkets and workplaces, as well as those undergoing major renovation, will be required to install electric vehicle charge points from next year.
With the majority of charging happening at home, this will mean people can buy new properties already ready for an electric vehicle future, while ensuring charge points are readily available at new shops and workplaces across the UK .
As well as new homes and non-residential buildings, those undergoing largescale renovations which leaves them with over 10 parking spaces will be required to install electric vehicle charge points.
After consulting with industry, the Government will also ensure there are simpler ways to pay whilst travelling, such as contactless, at all new fast and rapid charge points.
In his CBI annual conference speech, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to say: "This is a pivotal moment - we cannot go on as we are. We have to adapt our economy to the green industrial revolution.
"We have to use our massive investment in science and technology and we have to raise our productivity and then we have to get out your way.
"We must regulate less or better and take advantage of new freedoms.
"We will require new homes and buildings to have EV charging points – with another 145,000 charging points to be installed thanks to these regulations.
"We are investing in new projects to turn wind power into hydrogen and our net zero strategy is expected to trigger about £90 billion of private sector investment, driving the creation of high wage high skilled jobs as part of our mission to unite and level up across the country."