Forty-four local authorities are set to receive a share of £185m to help accelerate the rollout of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, the Department for Transport has announced.

Technology and Decarbonisation Minister, Anthony Browne, said the funding would help ‘speed up the installation of EV charge points’ and help people switch from a petrol or diesel car to an EV.

Edmund King OBE, AA president, commented: ‘AA surveys show that one of the main reasons why many drivers are hesitant towards switching to EVs is the perception that there are not enough charging points.

‘To give confidence to drivers now and for the future, we need to overcome these barriers, which will help unlock cleaner, greener motoring for all. Extending grants to those without off-street parking is a step in the right direction.’

This article was first published by LocalGov.

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