New houses in England must have charging points for electric vehicles, according to the plans announced by the authorities of the United Kingdom.
“We are regulating to require new homes and buildings to have electric vehicle charging points, with another 145,000 charging points to be installed thanks to these regulations,” the prime minister said. Boris johnson during a speech at the annual conference of the Confederation of British Industry.
During his speech, Johnson addressed his own experiences driving electric vehicles. “I tried the first Tesla on sale in this country for GQ, “he said.” Expired in the fast lane of the M40, sorry to say, although I think they have improved a lot. “
In an announcement published the Sunday before Johnson’s remarks, the UK government elaborated on the plan.
In addition to new homes and buildings, such as workplaces and supermarkets, which must install electric vehicle charging points from 2022, the regulations will also apply to buildings where major renovations are underway.
England seeks to have infrastructure for electric vehicles
The plan to expand the charging points comes when the United Kingdom It is trying to develop the necessary infrastructure to meet its goal of stopping the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars and vans from 2030. It will also require, from 2035, all new cars and vans to have zero exhaust emissions.
Proper loading options will be crucial when it comes to challenging perceptions surrounding range anxiety, a term that refers to the idea that electric vehicles they cannot take long trips without losing power and being stranded.
Among those who reacted to this week’s announcement was the chief of policy for Friends of the Earth, Mike Childs.
“Our homes and buildings must be designed to help meet the challenges of the climate crisis, including charging points, as electric vehicles have an important role to play in building a carbon-free future,” Childs said.
“Ministers should also introduce financial incentives, such as a scrapping scheme, to help encourage people to switch to cleaner vehicles,” Childs said, before adding that people should be encouraged to use their cars less.
“New housing must also include safe bicycle storage and access to safe cycling routes and high-quality public transportation to provide real alternatives to driving,” he said.
As concerns about transportation’s environmental footprint mount, major economies and companies are looking to find ways to develop and launch low- and zero-emission vehicles at scale.
Earlier this month, the signatories of a declaration at the climate change summit COP26 They said they would “work to make all new car and truck sales zero emissions globally by 2040, and no later than 2035 in major markets.”
Yes OK United States, China and automakers, including Volkswagen and Toyota, were not present in the declaration, among the signatories are the governments of the United Kingdom, India and Canada and major automotive companies such as Ford, General Motors and Volvo Cars.
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