Monday, September 25, 2023

The UK Government’s Lack of Preparation for the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Concerns are emerging about the UK government’s readiness for the electric vehicle (EV) revolution, according to new data analyzed by MakeMyHouseGreen, as the country prepares to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. .infrastructure targets, which could leave thousands of people without easy access to EV chargers.

According to figures from the Department of Transport, in January 2023 there will be 37,055 public EV chargers. By July 2023, this number will increase to 44,020, reflecting a trajectory of 13,930 new installations throughout the year. However, in order to achieve the government’s goal of having 300,000 chargers by the year 2030, another 255,980 chargers must be installed in the next 6.5 years. This requires an annual installation rate of 39,382 chargers.

MakeMyHouseGreen’s analysis revealed that the UK would need to increase its installation rate by a staggering 182.71% to meet the target on time. On the current trajectory, the goal will be reached in 2042, 12 years later than expected.

Llewellyn Kinch, CEO of MakeMyHouseGreen, emphasized the urgency of the situation, saying that “the numbers don’t lie. The current pace is not enough. For the UK to make a smooth transition to an electricity future, a strong and flexible charging infrastructure is essential. “At this rate, we will reach our goals more than a decade late, which is a major concern for consumers and industry.”

Consumer confidence in EVs is directly linked to the availability of public chargers, as identified in the government’s strategy document released in March 2022. Kinch believes it is important to address concerns about the affordability of EVs , especially with the recent increase in energy prices, is important. By promoting the transition to solar energy in homes, the cost of running EVs can be eased, thereby encouraging greater adoption and ensuring a greener, more profitable future for all.

The sources used in this analysis are from the Department of Transport’s EV charger installation numbers.

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