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UK to require new homes to have electric vehicle chargers from 2022 – TechCrunch

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be needed for all new homes and businesses in the UK from 2022, the government announced today. The new measure aims to boost the adoption of electric vehicles in the country by adding up to 145,000 additional charging points each year.

“This means people can buy new properties that are already ready for an electric vehicle future, while ensuring that charging points are readily available in new stores and workplaces across the UK, which is also as easy as refueling a gasoline or diesel car today, ”the press release said. States.

The UK government has already backed the installation of more than 250,000 charging points, so the new rules would increase that by over 50% in the first year alone. Buildings like supermarkets and workplaces are included in the law, as well as large-scale renovations that will include more than 10 parking spaces. However, details of the rules, such as plant specifications and power outputs, have yet to be released.

Britain’s opposition Labor Party noted that London and the south-east have more charging points “than the rest of England and Wales combined”, and the new law does not help. this regard. He also said he did not include any provisions that would make electric vehicles more affordable for low- and middle-income families, the BBC reported.

The UK government aims to completely ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030, 10 years ahead of schedule. The government has previously said it is prepared to spend £ 500million (around $ 660million) on building electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the country.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Engadget.

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