1,45,000 new charging points will be customary to be put up per year according to the new legislation and this applies to primary renovation projects.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that in England from 2022 for new buildings in Britain electric car chargers will be compulsory as it swaps away from high-polluting automobiles.
As a part of Johnson’s carbon-slashing strategies, fresh from hosting the COP26 climate change summit, he told business authorities that he will regulate to compel charging points in new residences, supermarkets and different workplaces in England.
145000 new charging points will be established per year according to the new legislation and this applies to primary renovation projects. In Britain, there are presently approximately 25,000 charging points available.
Johnson told the annual gathering of the Confederation of Business Industry (CBI) that “We will require new homes and buildings to have electric vehicle charging points.”
This step is brought towards prohibiting the new sales of diesel and petrol cars in the UK by 2030. As a part of this endeavour, the objective is to attain net-zero carbon emission by 2050.
To support the economy, recover from pandemic aftermath, Johnson needs Britain to lead global efforts to transition to net zero.
Johnson added, “This is a pivotal moment — we cannot go on as we are.”
“We have to adapt our economy to the green industrial revolution.
“We have to use our massive investment in science and technology, and we have to raise our productivity and then we have to get out of our way,” he further added. Though, the Competition and Markets Authority regulator computes that more than 10 times this amount will be required by 2030.