Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Three-Million Charge Points Needed for Electric Vehicles

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Three-Million Charge Points Needed for Electric Vehicles

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THREE-MILLION charge points will be needed at commercial and industrial sites to support widespread use of electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain by 2040, according to a new report.

Work places, supermarket car parks and motorway service stations are among the areas which must provide EV facilities due to only around 60 per cent of households having access to private parking, a study by Aurora Energy Research found.

This would represent a "huge expansion" of EV infrastructure.

There are currently around 14,000 public charging points across the UK.

Aurora based its analysis on the number of EVs on the road reaching 35m by 2040.

It found that landowners can make a profit from the charge points if motorists pay for the electricity they use.

Adding technology such as solar panels, energy storage or enabling EVs to supply electricity back to the grid when it is in high demand will support lower consumer prices for electricity, according to the report. …

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