UK government to double funding for residential EV charging


The country’s transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced an additional £2.5 million in funding towards the installation of EV charging infrastructure.

The funds will be used to install over 1,000 new street-side charging points on roads around the country.

With range-anxiety still near-to, or at the top-of-mind for would-be adopters of EVs, the move is seen as vital, as it allows drivers to remove this and other perceived barriers to ownership.

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The country’s government says that the investment will help enable the UK’s transition to net-zero by 2050.

Residential charging points are particularly important for people in London and other cities, as many urban homes don’t have access to their own driveways or garages.

Mr Shapps said: “It’s vital that electric vehicle drivers feel confident about the availability of charge points near their homes, and that charging an electric car is seen as easy as plugging in a smartphone.

“That’s why we are now doubling the funding available for local authorities to continue building the infrastructure we need to super-charge the zero-emissions revolution right across the country.”