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Watchdog welcomes plan for electric vehicle charging

25 March 2022

Today the Government published its electric vehicle infrastructure strategy, a plan for rolling out extra charging facilities.

By 2030 the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles will have ended, and all new cars and vans will be ‘fully zero emission at the tailpipe’ by 2035.

Anthony Smith, chief executive of the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said: “In our work with transport users, we found that a key thing putting people off electric vehicles was concern about being able to charge them. We welcome this commitment to rolling out more charging facilities and improving accessibility. We’re supporting this by developing a survey to measure the consumer experience when charging up at service areas on England’s motorways and major ‘A’ roads.”

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