Above, we outlined the legislation that will mean EV charge points must be built into all new homes, supermarkets and workplaces as standard.
However, Labour has criticised the plans. They believe the new legislation does not address that ‘London and the South East have more public car charging points than the rest of England and Wales combined’.
According to Zap-Map, this is true. London and the South-East have 44.5% of the UK’s charge points, Scotland has 10%, Northern Ireland has 1.2%.
Therefore, this leaves England and Wales (including other Isles) with 43.7%.
So, we ask our readers whether the decision to bring in legislation regarding private charging is entirely beneficial?
- This is what was needed. As long as chargers are being built, it doesn’t matter whether they are private or public.
- Private chargers are a good start, but public infrastructure requires improvement.
- There was no need to improve private charging availability – plus, it mainly affects those buying a new home.
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