Government pledges £1.6bn to new smart charging action plan


The government has unveiled plans to ramp up the number of EV chargepoints in the UK to 300,000 by 2030 – almost five times the number of fuel pumps available today. Freight groups welcomed the announcement and said it would help make transitioning to zero emission fleets a reality for logistics businesses. Backed by £1.6bn, the department for transport claimed its plan would make charging vehicles easier and cheaper than refuelling with petrol or diesel. Transport secretary Grant Shapps said […]