THE Government has launched a major consultation to resolve the greatest barrier to the purchase of electric vehicles – the availability, reliability and complexity of the charging infrastructure.
The consultation will be looking to set out baseline expectations to improve consumer experience when using the charging network. The Government is proposing interventions in four areas:
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There will also be workshops to engage with industry and consumer groups to evolve the policy options for each of the areas above to reduce the burden and costs while best meeting consumer needs. Parliamentary time allowing, the intention is to bring in the necessary regulation following this consultation in autumn 2021.
The consultation period began on 13 February and will run until 10 April 2021 and can be accessed via an online form. There will be consultation workshops running throughout the period. Anyone interested in attending these events should contact email@example.com.