Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan to bring forward the ban on new petrol and diesel cars to 2030, will lead to faster adoption of electrical vehicles which can drive forward a green economic recovery, says David Hall, VP Power Systems for Schneider Electric.
“Encouraging more people to adopt electric vehicles is at the heart of the government’s efforts to tackle climate change and reduce air pollution – especially as emissions from the transport sector accounts for 23% of the UK’s overall CO2 emissions,” says David.
“It is clear that with the UK now having more EV charging points than petrol stations and a ban on combustion cars to be brought forward to 2030, we should be determined to ensure EVs become the dominant purchase option during the next ten years.
“With this boom in the e-mobility sector being powered by electricity, we need to turn our attention to the potential strain EV adoption could put on the UK’s power infrastructure.
“Utilities stakeholders need to decide how to invest in upgrading the electrical network without creating upward pressure on the cost of electricity for consumers and businesses, which may weaken the appetite for electric vehicle charging.”