UK Wants To Require EV Chargers At Gas Stations
The time when electric vehicle fast charging stations are available at every gas station is coming. And through new legislation, the UK could be the first country with such a network.
The idea in the UK is to enable the government to set hard requirements for gas stations and motorway service centers to install charging stations and/or hydrogen dispenser (given the cost and usage rate of fuel cell stations…they will all be EV chargers).
If the project legistation is approved then a common technical and operational standard will be needed.
While we certainly endorse the idea of more fast chargers, the problem with many gas station locations is that they don’t offer many auxillary services and products for EV owners to kill a half hour or so. Still, we will take them where we can get them right now!
Regardless of the government’s involvement, Total and Shell in the UK have already announced intentions to begin installation of charging points at their stations.