This requirement will also apply to buildings that will undergo major renovation – if there are at least 10 parking spaces next to them. The British government hopes that thanks to this, up to 145,000 jobs will be created every year. charging points.
The introduction of the obligation to install recharging points is related to the British government’s promoted replacement of combustion cars with electric ones, which in turn is part of the plan to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The sale of new cars with gasoline and diesel engines is to be banned in 2030.
Last year, about 10 percent. of new cars sold in the UK had an electric motor, which means that their market share is growing rapidly, as in 2018 it was 2.5%. However, the factor slowing down further growth is the lack of sufficient charging points. At the moment, there are about 25,000 of them, but according to the Competition and Markets Office (CMA), by 2030 at least 10 times as many will be needed.
“This is a turning point – we cannot continue as we do today. We need to adapt our economy to the green industrial revolution. We will require new homes and buildings to be equipped with charging points for electric cars – and thanks to these regulations, another 145,000 will be installed. charging points, “said Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a speech at the annual conference of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
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