PLAN TO END THE LOTTERY OF MOTORWAY EV CHARGING

The government has vowed to break the monopoly of EV charging on the motorway network.

Apart from the privately run Tesla Superchargers, the only general charging provider is  Ecotricity.

Older EV charging points at services may soon get an upgrade

Transport Minister Rachel Maclean told EV website Electrifying.com that the market would be opened up and service level agreements would be introduced to ensure points will be reliable and can be accessed with contactless payment.

“We are going to have at least six high-power chargers in every motorway service area by 2023” said Maclean. These units would be 150kv or above, and would be in addition to any Tesla Superchargers on site she told the website.

For the latest news and analysis from around the aftermarket, sign up to the CAT eNewsletter today

 

 

Published by GregWhitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist

ECP BOSS WARNS OF BLOCK EXEMPTION ‘EXISTENTIAL THREAT’

Andy Hamilton rails against VM ‘mini monopolies’ and demands that the UK government and the CMA take action in face of ‘abuse’ of the rules

Read More

PRA BOSS CALLS FOR FORECOURT ‘PINGDEMIC’ EXCLUSION

‘Forecourt workers are essential and should be exempt from self-isolation requirements if fully vaccinated’, say PRA

Read More

YORKSHIRE EXHAUST SPECIALISTS SAY ‘YES’ TO AAG BUYOUT

Leeds-based firm had been a UAN member and employed over 60 people

Read More

NEW TRADE COALITION FORMED TO FIGHT BLOCK EXEMPTION THREAT

AFCAR comprises of bosses from four major UK trade bodies

Read More

HALFORDS TO HIRE 700 TECHNICIANS

Chain hiring following a busy year for vehicle mobile servicing and pedal cycles

Read More

Go to comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *