The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has published a blueprint for what it described as an “electric revolution” for private retail vehicles. This blueprint is split into three sections focusing on charging, incentives and manufacturers, with the SMMT calling on the government and stakeholders to prioritise overcoming retail consumer concerns through a commitment to “dramatically” expanding public charging infrastructure and fairer incentives. It is estimating that there will need to be around 2.3 million public chargepoints in service by 2030 to provide adequate coverage and tackle range anxiety, with this meaning more than 700 new chargepoints will need to be installed every day until the end of the decade. Currently, around 42 new chargepoints are installed a day.
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