Positive news from the government to support the EV infrastructure in the UK. It will be interesting to see the specifics when they are announced. Having charging facilities at people's work places will be a great help in removing barriers to the uptake of EVs. It is also very encouraging that this sits within a wider plan to encourage the adoption of low emission vehicles including motorcycles, scooters and taxis and utilising different technologies such as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Transport Minister John Hayes said: “The number of ultra-low emission vehicles on our roads are at record levels and new registrations have risen by 250% in just over two years. “We are committing £35 million to help install new charge points and offer new grants as we aim for nearly all cars and vans on our roads to be zero emission by 2050.” The funding is being delivered as part of the government’s commitment to invest £600 million in ultra-low emission vehicles by 2020. It will also include cash for the launch of a new scheme to encourage uptake of zero emission motorcycles and scooters, while £2 million has been awarded to public and private sector organisations to deploy hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.