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Nov 27, 2021

In every new building in UK electric car charger a must from 2022

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Cars being charging. Image: Green Car Report.
Cars being charging. Image: Green Car Report.

Britain will make electric car chargers compulsory for new buildings across England from 2022, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday.

Around 145,000 new charging points per year will be created under the new legislation which aims to help us switch away from high-polluting vehicles.

The move is a step towards banning new sales of diesel and petrol cars in the UK from 2030, as part of efforts to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“UK sales of EVs (electric vehicles) are now increasing at 70 per cent a year, and in 2030, we’re ending the market for new hydrocarbon ICEs, internal combustion vehicles, ahead of other European countries,” the Prime Minister said.

Johnson wants Britain to lead global efforts to transition to net zero in order to help the economy recover from pandemic fallout.

There are currently about 25,000 charging points in Britain.

However, the Competition and Markets Authority regulator estimates that more than 10 times this amount will be needed by 2030.

(AP based inputs)