To mark the anniversary of the Road to Zero Strategy, the government has invested £37 million into the experience of owning an electric vehicle.
The investment will help to expand the electric charging point network for electric vehicles across the country, providing the necessary infrastructure required to make owning a low-emission car attractive and practical to consumers.
With record numbers of ultra-low emission vehicles already on UK roads since the Road to Zero Strategy was announced, the fund will help to ensure that reliable and innovative infrastructure can be provided to low-emission road users.
Commenting on this, Caroline said:
“The increased investment into expanding the charging point network for electric vehicles is fantastic news, benefitting not only electric car users but also the wider population as more and more people switch to low-emission vehicles.
“This will go a long way to realising the government’s objective of ending the sale of new conventional petrol or diesel cars by 2040, an objective that is absolutely necessary to reduce environmental and climate damage.”
Commenting on the Road to Zero Strategy last year, Chris Grayling said:
“The coming decades are going to be transformative for our motor industry, our national infrastructure and the way we travel. We expect to see more change in the transport sector over the next 10 years than we have in the previous century.
“We are expecting our economy and society to experience profound change, which is why we have marked the Future of mobility as one of the 4 grand challenges as part of our modern Industrial Strategy.
“The Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear path for Britain to be a world leader in the zero emission revolution - ensuring that the UK has cleaner air, a better environment and a stronger economy.”