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Prime Minister to confirm plans for electric car chargers in every new home built in UK

The Prime Minister is set to confirm ambitious plans for all new homes in England being required to be fitted with charge points for electric cars, as the Government seeks to facilitate the infrastructure improvements necessary for the planned mass-adoption of EVs.

The Department for Transport announced a public consultation on the subject last summer, which has now concluded with the Government confirming it will seek to pass legislation in parliament later this year. Boris Johnson will make the announcement himself at the Confederation of British Industry’s annual conference. The changes will force homebuilders to install charge points so potential owners can easily charge their plug-in hybrids and electric cars at home. The move will also mean buyers of new-build homes won’t have to make use of the Government’s home charger subsidy scheme. 

The rules don’t affect new-build houses without off-street parking, but the Government is also investing heavily in

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