Electric vehicle charging points will be a legal requirement in new build homes from 2022. The government has announced the new initiative as part of the ongoing strategy to reduce emissions and become a world leader on all green issues.
The prime minister said “We will require new homes and buildings to have EV charging points - with another 145,000 charging points to be installed thanks to these regulations. We are investing in new projects to turn wind power into hydrogen and our net-zero strategy is expected to trigger about £90 billion of private sector investment, driving the creation of high wage high skilled jobs as part of our mission to unite and level up across the country."
The new legislation will be applicable to homes and non-residential properties, along with renovations on properties with more than 10 car parking spaces.
Ed Miliband, the shadow business secretary, said: "The government is failing Britain's automotive companies and workers.
"Rather than step up to support the car industry in the global race for green technologies, ministers have stepped back and left manufacturers, workers and the public on their own, failing to take the action necessary to make the switch affordable for families hit by a cost of living crisis.
"To back the car industry and create jobs, Labour would bring forward ambitious proposals to spark an electric vehicle revolution in every part of the country.
"By extending the help to buy an electric car for those on lower and middle incomes and accelerating the roll-out of charging points in areas that have been left out, we would ensure that everyone could benefit and make the green transition fair."
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