Breaking news: Queen’s Speech to make fuel station EV charge points mandatory
Motorway service stations and large fuel retailers will be required to install EV charge points under legislation planned for in the Queen’s Speech.
The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill sets out a number of measures including moving towards a set of common technical and operational standards for EV charging, such as common connectors and accessibility, in line with government plans for “almost every car and van to be zero-emission by 2050″.
In response, RAC chief engineer David Bizley said: “While more electric vehicle charging points are welcome, the proposals are rather unambitious and do not include plans for more charging points in places where, arguably, motorists would benefit most from them – the car parks of major shopping centres and supermarkets.
“Future legislation should include compelling private parking operators and perhaps also major property developers to install charging points.”