Over 200 low carbon projects are getting a chunk of £300 million in investment from Ofgem to support electric transport and heat. The projects – which will be delivered by Britain’s Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) – include the installation of 1,800 new ultra-rapid charge points at 39 motorway service areas and trunk road locations, triple the number currently available. Additionally, 1,750 charge points will be installed in towns and cities, helping support the growth in electric vehicles (EVs). It follows research from the regulator released on Friday 21 May that found that one in four consumers are planning to buy an EV in the next five years.
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Energy network operator Ofgem is to invest £300m in laying the groundwork for thousands of new electric vehicle charging stations across the country. The plans, announced this morning, include running cables for 1,800 new ultra-rapid charge points at motorway service stations, a trebling of the current network. Meanwhile cities like Glasgow, Kirkwall, Warrington, Llandudno, York and Truro will have their electricity networks upgraded to support a wave of new ultra-rapid charge points and the mass rollout of heat pumps.
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