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Government boost for electric car infrastructure

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The government has laid out proposals for more electric vehicle charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.

The aim is to make using the charge points more convenient for motorists. The plans from the Department for Transport are currently being consulted on and are expected to be included in the Modern Transport Bill, first announced in the Queen’s Speech in May.

“We are committed to making transport cleaner and giving even more drivers the option of using a low emission vehicle as we strive to improve air quality across the country,” said secretary of state for transport Chris Grayling.

“Our ambition is for nearly all new cars and vans to be zero emission by 2040, and we are taking real steps to achieve this in the Modern Transport Bill. We now want to hear the views of businesses and the wider public.”

The proposals include setting common standards for all public charge points, supporting a charging system that is flexible to grid demands, and encouraging charging points at large garages and motorway service stations.

The Modern Transport Bill consultation on measures for low emission vehicle infrastructure will be open for four weeks, closing on 23 November.

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