All new buildings will need to have charging points for electric vehicles installed from next year in latest efforts to boost climate change fight
- New homes and buildings will have to install charging points for electric vehicles from next year by law, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to announce
- Supermarkets and workplaces will also have to install charging points on site
- Properties undergoing major renovations will also have to make the upgrades
New homes and buildings will be required to install electric vehicle charging points from next year, Boris Johnson will confirm today.
In a speech to the Confederation of British Industry annual conference, the Prime Minister is set to announce legislation to drive an electric car ‘revolution’.
New-build homes, supermarkets and workplaces will have to install charging points as standard by law, while properties undergoing major renovations will also be forced to make the upgrades.
New-build homes, supermarkets and workplaces will have to install charging points by law
Mr Johnson is expected to say: ‘We will require new homes and buildings to have EV charging points, with another 145,000 charging points to be installed thanks to these regulations.
‘We are investing in new projects to turn wind power into hydrogen, and the ten-point plan investments have already triggered about £90billion of private sector investment.’
Downing Street branded the move as ‘world-leading’ and the hope is that charging an electric vehicle will become as easy as filling up with fuel.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will use his address to the conference to pledge fiscal discipline.
He will say: ‘Labour will establish an Office for Value for Money. Just as you scrutinise the cost of your business, we will do the same on behalf of the tax-paying public.’