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Electric vehicle charging outlets to be installed in all new homes in the UK…

The UK’s Department of Transport has issued a public consultation proposing that all new homes built in the country should be fitted with electric vehicle charging outlets.

In what could become a world first, the UK’s Department of Transport has issued a public consultation that, if passed, would see all new homes built in the UK with a dedicated parking space be fitted with electric vehicle charging outlets.

The legislation, if it passed, would be a key component in the UK government’s push to reducing vehicle emissions and part of the wider commitment to end the sale of diesel vehicles. More than this, the government is pushing for all high-speed charging points to be retro-fitted for debit and credit card payments by early 2020.

UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “With record levels of ultra-low emission vehicles on our roads, it is clear there is an appetite for cleaner, greener transport.

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“Home charging provides the most convenient and low-cost option for consumers – you can simply plug your car in to charge overnight as you would a mobile phone.”


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.