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02 Feb 20211 minute read

£20mn boost for EVCPs

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£20mn boost for EVCPs

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced £20 million of funding for electric vehicle chargepoints (EVCPs), hailing an “electric vehicle revolution”. The funding could double the number of on-street EVCPs in the UK to 8,000.

Shapps also urged local councils to take advantage of the scheme as more drivers make the switch to electric.

He said, “From Cumbria to Cornwall, drivers across the country should benefit from the electric vehicle revolution we’re seeing right now.

“With a world-leading charging network, we’re making it easier for more people to switch to electric vehicles, creating healthier neighbourhoods and cleaning up our air as we build back greener.”

The Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan set out that we will accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, which could create 40,000 extra jobs by 2030, and transforming our national infrastructure to better support electric vehicles, backed by a total of £2.8 billion and supporting around 169,000 jobs. Of this funding, £1.3 billion is set to be invested in charging infrastructure over the next 4 years.

For more information on steps the electrotechnical and engineering services industry can take to help reach the net Zero Carbon 2050 goal, visit www.eca.co.uk/getzerocarbondone.

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