Retailers need more help with electric vehicle charging points, says ACS

Yesterday (22 November) the prime minister announced requirements for new homes, supermarkets and workplaces in England to put in car charging points.

In response, the ACS said local shops know they can help in the expansion of the vehicle charging network.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Local shops understand that they have an important role to play in the infrastructure for electric vehicle charging, particularly those operating on petrol forecourts.

“We welcome the announcement from the prime minister today, but it is essential that the government provides more support to forecourt retailers and other EV charging providers to help them invest in the long-term future of the charging network in order for it to be workable for businesses and consumers.”

Findings from the ACS 2021 Forecourt Report show there are 536 charging points at 405 forecourt locations (excluding service stations) in the UK, part of a wider network of more than 16,000 charging sites.


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