25 MAY 2020


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Article from BTNews 25 MAY 2020

Petrol and diesel car sales to end

The Government has announced ambitious new plans to support the growth of green, zero emission technologies. 

These include banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2035, or earlier if a faster transition is feasible.

Currently, a driver is never more than 25 miles away from a rapid (50 kilowatt) chargepoint anywhere along England’s motorways and major A roads, with a total of 809 open-access rapid chargepoints, as of 1 January 2020.

In a statement the Department for Transport (DfT) says it aims by 2023 to have at least six high-powered, open access chargepoints (150-350 kilowatt capable) at all motorway service areas in England, with some larger sites having as many as 10-12.

DfT points out that these high-powered chargepoints are able to charge up to three times faster than most of the chargepoints currently in place, and can deliver around 120-145mi of range in just 15min for a typical electric vehicle.

BTN is organising a road test of a most successful electric car for the issue 8 June.

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