From 2022, all new buildings in England will be required to have charge points for electric vehicles by law.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce the plans in a speech to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) today (November 22).
The measures will apply to new build homes and non-residential buildings – including offices and supermarkets – and also renovations on properties with more than 10 parking spaces.
Speaking to the (CBI), Boris 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 our net-zero strategy is expected to trigger about £90 billion of private sector investment, driving the creation of high wage high skilled jobs as part of our mission to unite and level up across the country.”
The move is part of the government’s plans to reduce emissions and boost the nation’s clean energy credentials. The government has already announced it wants to end the sale of traditional petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.
It’s expected that the installation of electric charging ports on all new buildings will lead to 145,000 charging points each year.
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