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Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL8856, tabled on 7 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of charging points for electric vehicles in England.

Answered on

14 October 2020

The Government has put in place a raft of grant funding schemes to assist with the cost of installing chargepoints across the UK in motorists’ homes, at work places and on residential streets.

In May, the Government published an ambitious vision for rapid charging infrastructure along the strategic roads in England over the next decade. This vision sets out the number of rapid chargepoints that will be located across motorways and major A roads to meet the future demand for electric vehicles. Additional funding of £500 million over the next five years, announced in the March Budget, will help to support the delivery of this vision and the rollout of a fast-charging network for electric vehicles.

We have also consulted on proposals requiring chargepoint infrastructure to be installed in all newly built homes and non-residential buildings in England, where appropriate. These new regulations, alongside our grant schemes and our £400m public-private Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund, will see thousands more electric vehicle chargepoints installed across the UK.