We are SME in developing EV Charging Strategies for our clients to prepare for Net Zero and increasing demand for EV Charging
In November 2020 the government announced that vehicles powered exclusively by petrol or diesel will be banned from sale by 2030 as part of its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050 under the Climate Change Act. Under the Environment Act local authorities are required to review and assess air quality in their area and if problems exist to designate an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and draw up and implement an action plan to reduce emissions from motor vehicles to improve quality of life and health, and combat climate change. Eleven Clean Air Zones (CAZ) have been created or are at various stages of development. In 2020, 10% of all new vehicles registered in the UK were Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs, essentially vehicles requiring a plug-in charge). This compared with 3% in 2019 and a forecast of 25% in 2022. This change in the market will bring impetus to the provision of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across domestic, workplace and destination locations, as well as on main roads. There will be an expectation on public facilities such as hospitals, to provide sufficient charging capacity for EVs attending their sites, whether staff, visitors or hospital fleet vehicles. Your organisation should therefore consider what EV charging infrastructure it should provide for use by EVs in order to futureproof its estate.