Govt announces new requirements for EV charging points

New homes and buildings will from next year be required to install electric vehicle charge points, under new legislation announced today.

Buildings undergoing major renovations which leaves them with over 10 parking spaces will also be required to comply with the new rules, which, the government says will deliver “up to 145,000 extra charge points” across England each year in the run up to 2030, when the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will end in the UK.

The government has also today confirmed funding for a new hydrogen project in the UK’s largest onshore windfarm near Glasgow. £9.4 million will be invested into the Whitelee green hydrogen project to develop the UK’s largest electrolyser, a system which converts water into hydrogen gas as a way to store energy and supply local transport providers with zero-carbon fuel.

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