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New homes and buildings will have to install EV chargers

All new homes and buildings will have to install electric vehicle (EV) charge points from next year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce later today (November 22).

This announcement comes as the Prime Minister addresses the CBI annual conference. The government expects that thanks to these regulations, up to 145,000 extra charge points will be installed across England each year. 

With the majority of charging happening at home, this will mean people can buy new properties already ready for an EV. 

As well as new homes and non-residential buildings, buildings undergoing largescale renovations which leaves them with over 10 parking spaces will also be required to install EV charge points. 

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After consulting with the industry, the Government also plan to make it easier for people to go electric by implementing things such as contactless payments at all new fast and rapid charge points. 

In his CBI speech, Boris Johnson is expected to say: ‘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 your way.

‘We must regulate less or better and take advantage of new freedoms. We will require new homes and buildings to have EV charging points – with another 145,000 charging points to be installed thanks to these regulations.

‘We are investing in new projects to turn wind power into hydrogen and our net-zero strategy is expected to trigger about £90 billion of private sector investment, driving the creation of high wage high skilled jobs as part of our mission to unite and level up across the country.’

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