William Eichler 09 July 2019

Whitehall announces nearly £40m electric chargepoint investment

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The Government has announced it is investing £37m to transform electric chargepoint infrastructure.

Twelve projects will share the funding to support innovations such as solar-powered forecourts, underground charging systems and electric vehicle wireless charging systems.

The news comes on the one-year anniversary of the Government’s Road to Zero strategy.

Whitehall claims this strategy, which seeks to encourage the use of ultra-low emission vehicles, has driven a 60% increase in battery electric vehicle registrations this year compared to the same period in 2018.

‘We’re charging up the transport revolution and investing in technologies to transform the experience for electric vehicle drivers,’ said future of mobility minister, Michael Ellis.

‘Ensuring the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is reliable and innovative is encouraging more people to join the record numbers of ultra-low emission vehicle users already on UK roads.’

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