UK to require charge points for electric vehicles in new buildings

The office of United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said that charging points for electric vehicles will be required to be installed in new buildings in Britain from next year under a new legislation.

It said the regulations would lead to up to 145,000 extra charge points being installed in England each year in the run-up to 2030, when the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will end in Britain.

The requirement will apply to new homes and to non-residential buildings such as offices and supermarkets. It will also apply to buildings undergoing large-scale renovations which leave them with more than 10 parking spaces.

Johnson was due to announce the new legislation in a speech to the Confederation of British Industry’s annual conference on Monday.

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