If UK logistics businesses are to achieve Net Zero by 2030 in line with government’s stated objectives, it is vital that the nation’s smart charging infrastructure can provide the necessary accessibility and capacity the UK’s fleet will require. The Electric Vehicle Charging Plan from BEIS provides welcome detail for operators, and our members are pleased to see government and Ofgem working to remove barriers to innovative charging technology. However, it is vital that the roll out of the public charging network is accelerated, and that it should be able to accommodate the needs of commercial vans, to ensure it is fit for purpose. Longer term, we are also urging government to ensure larger electric HGVs can be accommodated by any new infrastructure, to keep vehicles moving and supplies being delivered.
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