The Government has announced a further investment of £37million into electric vehicle chargepoint infrastructure as it seeks to encourage increased uptake of electric vehicles.
The announcement was made one year to the day since the launch of the revolutionary Road to Zero strategy, which has already contributed towards a 60% increase in battery electric vehicle registrations this year, when compared to the same period in 2018.
There’s no denying it’s been a fast paced 12 months, with almost daily developments in funding, infrastructure and technology. In the last year, chargepoints installations have become cheaper, more efficient and easier to access, and the cars too are becoming more cost effective, can travel further distances and represent greater value for money.
Now, one year on, the Government has cemented its commitment to zero emissions with news of a further £37million into a variety of electric chargepoint infrastructure projects, including solar power, high speed and wifi charging.
The 12 projects include schemes to develop wireless charging technology on residential streets without the need for cables, ‘pop-up’ hubs built into pavements to provide a low-cost charging solution, car park chargepoints for mass charging at night and a cutting-edge storage and advanced electronics projects that will deliver semi-rapid charging using a low power grid connection, minimising the need for costly substation upgrades.
Improved experience for electric vehicle drivers
Future of Mobility Minister, Michael Ellis, said: “We’re charging up the transport revolution and investing in technologies to transform the experience for electric vehicle drivers.
“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.
“The Road to Zero strategy sets out new measures to clean up road transport and lead the world in developing, manufacturing and using zero emission road vehicles. Through funding these projects, the government is incentivising drivers to move towards buying electric vehicles, supporting the key aims of the strategy.”
Electric vehicle chargepoint installation in the Midlands
At the Car Charging Company, we’ve also seen the impact of the Road to Zero strategy in the last 12 months and we are installing record numbers of electric vehicle chargepoints in the Birmingham area.
As a government-approved installer of electric vehicle chargepoints, The Car Charging Company can apply for grants on behalf of customers looking to take advantage of electric vehicle funding while it’s available. Get in touch with us now to find out more about electric vehicle chargepoint installation in Birmingham, grants and how much you can get towards the cost of your installation.