British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the country’s new strategy for electric vehicles, according to The Driven. The main attention in it is going to be paid to the development of infrastructure, which should make the operation of the increasingly popular “battery” machines more convenient for the masses. So, as part of the strategy from 2022, all new homes and buildings in the UK will be equipped with charging stations without fail.
According to the government’s calculations, the new measures will contribute to an increase in the number of charging stations in the country by 145 thousand annually. Today in the UK there are approximately 250,000 devices installed in residential and office buildings. In addition, already constructed large buildings undergoing reconstruction will also have to be equipped with charging points. Simplifications and a payment system that will become contactless will be affected.
Johnson called the introduction of the new strategy “a turning point”, stressing the importance of adapting the economy to the “green industrial revolution”. It will be part of a large-scale program under which Britain will completely ban the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines from 2030.
Electric cars are no longer a rarity on the islands, and their popularity continues to grow. At the end of October, “battery” cars occupied 15.2 percent of the market, and their sales increased by 73.1 percent compared to the same month of 2020. The recent gasoline shortage also contributed to the increase in searches for electric vehicles on the Internet by 1600 percent.