Shell To Install 50,000 Charging Points.22 November 2021
There are two key dates and milestones in the Governments' targets in reducing emissions in the UK - the first is the ban on new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 and the second is the net carbon zero by 2050.
To achieve the latter the uptake and switch to electric vehicles needs to be seamless, and with 60% of all inner-city and urban households not having access to private parking, moving to an EV vehicle and charging it becomes challenging.
To bridge the gap, the Government is supplying local authorities grants up to 75% of the cost in installing curb/street side public charging points, and Shell who recently purchased Ubitricity a current on-street charging solution will help the local authorities with the shortfall in funds.
David Bunch, Shell's UK chair, said: "It's vital to speed up the pace of EV charger installation across the UK and this aim and financing offer is designed to help achieve that."
Ubitricity currently operates 3,600 curb side/on-street charging points across the country. With the expected numbers of EV drivers to increase as we reach the 2030 cut off, the estimated numbers of public charge points will need to be in the region of 280,000 - 480,000 to fully satisfy the demand, compared to the current 25,000 charge points available.
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