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Dual boost for UK EV charging
Speaking at the annual CBI conference in November, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all newbuild homes and buildings will have to include dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging points from next year. Meanwhile, National Highways has unveiled plans to boost service station chargers.
Under the new rules, about 145,000 dedicated charging points are expected to be installed in new homes. The new measures will apply to both homes and non-residential buildings, as well as renovations on properties with more than 10 parking spaces.
At the same time, the government-owned National Highways agency announced plans to invest around £11mn in energy storage systems at service stations where grid constraints currently make it difficult to install rapid charging infrastructure.