Is Britain heading for a low carbon future? The government is making the right noises but much still needs to be done before we achieve our ambitious dream of a greener future for UK’s roads.
If we’re to realise our goals of making most cars and vans electric by 2030, a combined effort is needed for this large-scale push symbolising the UK’s overall Road to Zero strategy and desire to meet higher energy efficiency standards.
This will undoubtedly require cooperation between industry players, businesses, consumer groups and government departments, as well as property developers and electrical contractors who will be tasked with putting in place the necessary infrastructure to meet the growing demand for EV charging stations at home and at the workplace.
A new direction
The UK’s EV infrastructure strategy outlines several measures to promote the use of electric vehicles, including a push for charge points to be installed in all newly-built homes. Businesses and companies will also be encouraged to install charging locations on their premises where possible.
In addition to modified fuel stations and new lampposts that double as charging points, we are likely to witness a massive expansion of the plug-in network over the coming years. All this is said to put the UK at the forefront of a global revolution to deliver cleaner air and greater protection for the environment.
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Filling our roads with electric vehicles will take more than simply encouraging people to ‘go green’. To really implement a large scale shift such as this, infrastructure will need to completely support the practical realities of owning an electric powered car.
While certain petrol stations already offer EV charge functionality, these locations are few and far between. EV owners will need ready access to affordable and reliable energy at their homes or in the community for this transition be viable. To deliver this, properties will ultimately have to be designed or retrofitted to handle such a mammoth task.
The UK’s current plug-in network is currently modest, to say the least. But with significant pressure from the government to implement EV charge support across all new developments, we are likely to see developers and owners of commercial and residential units working closely with building and electrical contractors to implement the structural change necessary, to create a positive impact on the environment.
As we move forward, a closer synergy will need to form between those who are pushing for a greener UK and the people who are actually responsible for implementing the necessary changes.
For property developers who are implementing EV charging technology into their plans, an understanding of the electrical engineering and maintenance requirements will enable them to operate under the government’s recent initiatives and provide homes that are suited to this new and exciting period in our nation’s history.
If you’d like to learn more about how your property or development will be affected by the new demand for plug-in technology, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Bright Contractors.