- The REA, with New Automotive, launches new report “On the Road to 2030”;
- The report provides the first clear snapshot of the UK’s charging infrastructure network;
- Electric Vehicles are still cheaper to fill up than a petrol or diesel car, and the UK is on track to roll out 300,000 chargers by 2030;
- Longstanding message of the REA that the ZEV mandate is key to underpinning supply and supporting charger growth is reiterated in the report.
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), with New Automotive, launches key sector report, “On the Road to 2030” which takes stock of the UK’s public charging network.
The report outlines several areas of good news, including findings that Electric Vehicles (EVs) are still cheaper to fill up than a petrol or diesel car, at 70% of public chargers in the UK (those charging below 0.687 £/kWh). These findings are important in demonstrating incentives for drivers who are considering an Electric Vehicle.
The report has also found that the UK’s infrastructure rollout is on course to meet key government targets, such as delivering 300,000 chargers by 2030, which provides assurance to drivers.
A major barrier identified by the report is a lack of clarity around future demand amongst industry stakeholders, and Government’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate is the most effective way to drive EV uptake in the UK through guaranteeing the supply of electric cars, providing industry with certainty about future demand, and ensuring that the UK’s public charging network continues to grow at pace.
This report is a timely reminder of these barriers, and the REA continues to call on Government to not delay in introducing the ZEV mandate for new EV car sales, accelerating EV uptake and the Net Zero transition.
Amy MacConnachie, Director of External Affairs at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), said:
“It is excellent news that this key sector report has found that EVs are indeed still cheaper to fill up than a petrol or diesel car, at 70% of public chargers in the UK (those charging below 0.687 £/kWh). It is positive messaging for drivers looking to make the switch, reinforcing effective infrastructure and low-cost incentives, putting to bed any ongoing concerns.
“There is of course more to be done however, and the report makes clear that an ambitious ZEV Mandate is essential to drive EV uptake by ensuring the supply of electric cars and providing industry with certainty around future demand.
“The REA is continuing to urge Government to respond to the overriding message of the report, that there must be no delay in introducing the ZEV Mandate for new and increasing EV car sales.”