More Charging Points for Electric Cars
Government Expanding Network of Charging Points for Electric Cars.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced the government will be expanding the network of charging points for electric cars. This will include facilities at motorway service stations, and the aim is to ‘lock in’ the improvements to air quality seen so far during the coronavirus pandemic as people have had to stay at home.
Speaking at yesterday’s press conference, Mr Shapps said: ‘As more people become mobile again, we will also be building a network of rapid charging stations for electric cars including a big expansion of rapid charging facilities at motorway service stations helping the country to lock in the dramatic air quality improvements we have experienced during the coronavirus lockdown.’
He announced a £2 billion upgrade to Britain’s roads and railways to take some pressure off the public transport system as more people return to work. He said the lockdown has allowed workers to carry out the ‘upgrade programme’ without severely disrupting services.
Mr Shapps said construction staff have been working on making roads safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to encourage more to avoid public transport.
He said: ‘In the coming weeks as we carefully and cautiously restart our economy and people begin to travel once again, they should notice that while the country has been in down-time and the roads and railways are quiet, we have been busy, getting on with essential work, fixing the nation’s infrastructure so we can recover faster when the time comes.