Road user watchdog comments on Ofgem statement about electric vehicle charging

06 September 2021

Commenting on the Ofgem statement about supporting the transition to electric vehicles, Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith said:

“Road users will welcome these measures to help speed up the roll out of chargepoints for electric vehicles. Having confidence that you can recharge your car on a long-distance journey will be key to people making the switch.”



Notes to editors: Recently published Transport Focus research into drivers’ experiences of electric cars found that users see the following as important:

  • maintaining the existing charging infrastructure properly and expanding it to meet increasing demand
  • simplifying and improving information available to plan trips and help road users manage the charge in their battery
  • tackling complexity arising from there being multiple providers of charging infrastructure.
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