To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the methodology used by his Department to estimate the number of electricity public charging points required for road vehicles by (a) 2025, ((b) 2030, (c) 2035 and (d) 2040.
4 November 2021
The Government will publish an electric vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Strategy later this year to set out the vision and action plan for charging infrastructure rollout needed to successfully achieve the phase out of all new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 and for all to be zero emission at the tailpipe by 2035. This will discuss possible ranges for the numbers of chargepoints required, recognising that charging habits are likely to evolve over time, and that needs will differ between local areas. In particular, it will set out the different types of charging that will be needed to support drivers without off street parking, including on-street and destination charging in local areas alongside on-route rapid chargepoints. Where appropriate, the Infrastructure Strategy will include more information on methods used to estimate the number of EV public chargepoints needed.