The UK’s charging network has been given a huge boost as government unveils plans to support the UK market to reach 300,000 public electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints by 2030 – equivalent to almost 5 times the number of fuel pumps on our roads today.
A fund of £1.6bn will be offered under the Electric Vehicle Strategy to ensure charging will become easier and cheaper than refuelling a petrol or diesel car. The scheme will aim to cover the country fairly and vastly improve the customer experience at chargepoints.
Of the £1.6bn, £450m will be invested into the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) fund, bringing EV charging to those who don’t have access to off-street parking. Part of the LEVI fund will be dedicated to removing barriers such as delayed planning permission and high connection costs.
The existing £950 million Rapid Charging Fund will support the rollout of at least 6,000 high powered super-fast chargepoints across England’s motorways by 2035, ensuring the UK continues to lead the Western world in the provision of rapid and ultra-rapid public chargers.
Ambitious and innovative chargepoint operators are already committed to installing an additional 15,000 rapid chargepoints across England’s entire road network – a quadrupling of the current offer – and over 100,000 on-street chargepoints by 2025.
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