Its good to see that at least two of you support this. I expect many posting here hardly ever use their cars so would be better off using car clubs, cabs and public transport. It's happening (electrification) so get used to it. For further information here are some of the commitments from last year's Road to Zero Strategy. There will be consultation at local and national levels so you have your chance to have your say. eg [www.gov.uk
] and [roadsafetygb.org.uk
Road to Zero Strategy
26.Launching a £400 million Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund to help accelerate charging infrastructure deployment.
27.Taking powers through the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill to ensure:●●that chargepoints are available at motorway service areas and large fuel retailers; ●●that chargepoints are easily accessed and used across the UK. This includes powers to provide a uniform method of accessing public chargepoints and refuelling points; make certain information publicly available in an open and transparent format and set reliability standards; and ●●that chargepoints are smart ready by giving government powers to set requirements prohibiting the sale or installation of chargepoints unless they meet certain requirements.
28.Ensuring the houses we build in the coming years are electric vehicle ready. It is our intention that all new homes, where appropriate, should have a chargepoint available. We plan to consult as soon as possible on introducing a requirement for chargepoint infrastructure for new dwellings in England where appropriate.
29.Future-proofing our streets. We want all new street lighting columns to include charging points, where appropriately located, in areas with current on-street parking provision.
30.Continuing to provide grant support through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) until March 2019, with installations becoming smart enabled.
31.Increasing the grant level of the Workplace Charging Scheme from £300 per socket to 75% of the purchase and installation costs of a chargepoint capped at a maximum of £500 per socket.
32.Reviewing the provision of residential chargepoint infrastructure for those who have communal parking facilities, or do not own their own home, as part of the Law Commissionís work to review and reinvigorate the commonhold tenure in England and Wales.
33.Investing £4.5 million in the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme until 2020.
34.Consulting in summer 2018 on a proposal to increase the height limit for the Permitted Development Right in England for the installation of electric vehicle chargepoints in designated off-street parking spaces.
35.Ensuring local planning policies incorporate facilities for charging electric vehicles via the National Planning Policy Framework.36.Consulting on amending Building Regulations to require relevant charging provision in new non-residential buildings.