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Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 17070, tabled on 13 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2022 to Question 11567 on Electric Vehicles: Charging Points, whether the UK electric vehicle infrastructure strategy includes (a) metric national targets and (b) costings for local authorities required to identify the number of chargepoints needed.

Answered on

16 June 2022

We have published a landmark strategy setting out our plans to accelerate the rollout of a world-class charging network.

We have not set national targets at this stage. Setting binding targets at this stage would risk stifling innovative approaches and could lead to the installation of chargepoints in the wrong place at the wrong time.

However, we have set an expectation that there will be at least ten times more public chargepoints to be installed across the UK by the end of the decade, bringing the number to at least 300,000 by 2030. The number of local public chargepoints needed will vary across different areas and over time, depending on the types of chargepoint installed, travel patterns, and consumer preferences.

To ensure that the transition to electric vehicles takes place in every part of the country, we are pledging at least £500m to support local chargepoint provision. As part of this, the Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) fund will provide approximately £400m of capital and £50m of resource funding to support local authorities to work with industry and transform the availability of charging for drivers without off-street parking.

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