UK’s New National Infrastructure Plan Calls For Focus on Boosting EV Adoption

DEC 30 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 3

The UK has put forth its new National Infrastructure Plan, which details how the government will spend some “£375 billion in energy, transport, flood defence, waste, water and communications infrastructure up to 2030 and beyond,” according to The Green Car Website.

Outside The US, The First UK Built And Sold Nissan LEAF Was Delivered in May 2013

Outside The US, The First UK Built And Sold Nissan LEAF Was Delivered in May 2013

That’s 615 billion US dollars, in case you were wondering.

But before you get all geeked over that, we must point out that the Plan still doesn’t spell out exactly how all the money will be spent.  We do know that the vast majority won’t go to EVs or the charging infrastructure, but thankfully at least some of it will.

“There will also be investment in converting the public sector car fleet to electric vehicles, with plans to spend £5 million on a pilot programme during the year 2014 to 2015. These plans compliment similar investment to encourage consumer uptake of electric vehicles including the Plugged-in Places charging infrastructure investment and the Plug-in Car Grants which give buyers of EVs up to £5,000 towards their purchase.”

That’s according to The Green Car Website.

There’s a plan in place in the UK and part of it calls for additional investment into EVs, only problem is we don’t know how much will be invested, when it will be invested or even where all the money will be spent.

But the gist is that the UK will invest more into EVs and that’s all that matters to us.

Source: The Green Car Website

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3 Comments on "UK’s New National Infrastructure Plan Calls For Focus on Boosting EV Adoption"

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If it’s anything like what they did with ‘Plugged in Places’ it will be all the wrong stuff in all the wrong places. Maybe I’m just being cynical!

Hopefully the UK government will look at Estonia’s DC fast charge network and install something similar. I think that would be the single biggest thing they could do to enable EV sales. Also, more charging outlets where people park their plug-in cars overnight would be money well spent.

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UK has already a decent quick charging network, but they need better regulation, like a equal payment system for all stations.

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/20844-Why-Tesla-needs-to-bring-a-CHAdeMO-adapter-to-the-UK-and-Ireland