With electric vehicles like the Lucid Air becoming not only commonplace but also encouraged on a regulatory level, many non-EV owners have asked, “how will we charge them?” The U.S. has (mostly) solved this with charging stations placed near existing roadways thanks to our expansive landscape. However, in a country like England, land isn’t as easy to get and put aside for just EV charging.
That’s why Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, announced new laws that will require all new homes and building construction to include EV chargers as part of the finished establishment. “The force driving that change won’t be government, it won’t even be business,” said Johnson during the Confederation of British Industry conference on November 21, 2021. “It will be the consumer. It will be the young people of today, who can see the consequences of climate change and will be demanding better from us.”
All of this is important because the UK has a mandate that new gasoline or diesel vehicle sales are replaced by electrics by 2030. At the same time, major automotive manufacturers have already pledged to end internal combustion vehicle production or drastically increase their EV production between 2025 and 2030.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.