All New Houses in the UK to be Built With EV Charging Points
It is clear that the electric car revolution is well and truly underway with sales on the rise ahead of the proposed ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030. The charging point network is rapidly growing with there now being more charging locations than petrol stations in the UK, plus there are many types of electric cars available with a type for every motorist. Additionally, the government recently announced plans for all new houses in the UK to be built with an EV charging point.
The Reasoning For the Announcement
The reasoning for this recent announcement is two-fold – to help transition the UK to a carbon-neutral country by making EVs easier to use for motorists and to meet the increased supply and demand of new electric vehicles. Many motorists are keen to make the change but are worried about charging, especially if they do not have off-road parking that allows them to use their own home charging point.
The Importance of Accessibility
It is exciting to see the UK embrace electric cars and the announcement for new homes to have EV charging points built-in is another step in the right direction. While it is a positive, it is important that access to charging points is not exclusive and something that everyone has. Ross Eaton, a director at the Energy Networks Association, commented on this:
“Charging points must be accessible to everyone. To truly ‘level up’ charging point access and deliver on the Cop26 electric vehicle pledges requires strategic planning at all levels of government, nationally and locally.”
Making the Switch
Many people have been tempted by switching to an electric car in recent times but may be put off by the lack of charging points and range anxiety. This is becoming less of an issue each day with more changing points added, improving battery tech and now plans to make charging points more accessible for all.
A good entry point for those considering switching is to take out a lease on an electric car. This is a good option because it often works out to be more affordable, plus you are not making a long-term commitment as you can simply return the keys at the end of the agreement and then make a decision as to whether or not an electric car is right for you.
The Government’s announcement that all new homes will have a charging point is another step in the right direction for the electric car revolution with many motorists now making the switch ahead of the 2030 ban on the sale of petrol and diesel. The charging network is also constantly growing, which means that motorists no longer have to worry as much about charging their vehicle and range anxiety.
If you live in an older home you will need to have an charging point installed. For this you’ll want to find a reputable and reliable EV Charger Installation expert. Whilst it’s a relatively new thing there may not be many to choose from but as time passes you’ll see more and more companies able to do the job.