REA comments on doubling of DfT funding for on-street chargepoints

Daniel Brown, Policy Manager and EV Lead at the REA said:

“The Government’s continued commitment to building a world-leading EV charging infrastructure network is welcome.

“Whilst coordination and collaboration between industry and Government is needed across the breadth of types of charging, including in homes, workplaces, destinations, and for rapid hubs, for many people on-street charging is a vital part of the network without which they will not have the confidence to move into an EV. As such, we are pleased to see this announcement.

“All eyes are now looking to the forthcoming Budget and National Infrastructure Strategy. For our sector, an unprecedented amount of collaboration went into developing the EV Energy Taskforce final report with its twenty-one proposals for Government, which was released earlier this month. We hope to see many of those proposals actioned in the Strategy, and an extension of many of the other types of grants for EVs in the Budget.”

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Notes to editors

About the REA’s Electric Vehicle Forum

The REA’s EV Forum is comprised of around 75 companies involved in financing, installing, operating, manufacturing, and providing services to the UK’s EV charging infrastructure market.

About the REA

The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.

For more information, visit: www.r-e-a.net