Ban on new petrol and diesel cars brought forward to 2030

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We’ve previously reported on the need to consider electric vehicle (EV) charge points at design stage and now that the date on the ban on new petrol and diesel cars has been brought forward to 2030, this is more important than ever.

The demand to purchase electric vehicles will increase and so will the need for electric car charging points.

Electric vehicle charging government investment

With this latest announcement from the government of its Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution to accelerate getting to net zero and stopping climate change, it plans to invest £1.3 billion to fast-track the roll out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The government is set to place priority on rapid charge points on motorways and major roads. As well as the installation of more on-street electric vehicle charge points near homes and workplaces.

We therefore urge architects, designers, property developers and landlords working on projects for individual homes, large housing developments, high streets through to commercial offices to integrate vehicle charging points into the design stage. This will help avoid costly retrofit costs in the not too distant future.

Read our blog on why architects must consider electric car charge points at design stage to also learn about the OLEV government grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure which cover homes, workplace and on-street charge points.

Electrical contractors focusing on energy efficiency

At GK Electrical Contractors, helping clients with installation of energy efficient solutions so that then can alleviate their impact on the environment is a core focus of what we do. We offer a range of electrical services to make a home or office more energy efficient with considered electrical installation. From electric car charger installation  through to energy efficient lighting and home automation installation, our team of electricians can help you with the right choice of electric systems to help lower your impact on the environment.

Contact us today.

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