All new homes to be built with electric car charging points

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Buildings undergoing large renovations with more than 10 parking spaces will also be required to have new electric car charging points installed. The new plans will see an extra 145,000 charging points installed across the UK.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined the new plans today at the Confederation of British Industry annual conference.

He said the new plans were a “pivotal moment” in a bid to “adapt the economy” towards green technology.

He said: “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 our net-zero strategy is expected to trigger about £90billion of private sector investment, driving the creation of high wage high skilled jobs across the UK as part of our mission to unite and level up across the country.”

He added: “The pace of change is now going to accelerate like a new Tesla. 

“I can tell you as a former motoring corresondent EV’s may not burble like sucking doves, or have that grrhmm vroom rahh you love.

‘But they have so much torque they movce faster than Ferrari.

“In just a few years time, after almost a century of using roughly the same technology, we are going to change radically our cars, our trucks, our buses. 

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Gill Nowell, Head of Electric Vehicles at LV General Insurance backed the new proposals but warned the tools must be designed with “drivers in mind”.

She said: “Drivers sit at the heart of the move towards electric car uptake.

“We welcome Government’s pledge to ensure that all new homes, supermarkets and workplaces must have charging provision.

“We must ensure that the chargers are designed and installed with all drivers in mind, that all drivers feel safe whilst charging their car, and that they work, are easy to use, and are fit for purpose.

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