Petrol And Service Stations Could Be Forced To Install Electric Chargers in the UK
The UK government has announced a brand-new bill that could actually force petrol and service stations by law to install charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles. The bill goes on to state that every new charging point that’s installed will need to be a ‘smart charger’ meaning that it will know the demand that’s being placed on the national grid and adjust in order to maintain equal demand across the country.
A German company Ubitricity has already started rolling out a trial program in London that can actually convert street lamps into charging stations.
To help alleviate the concerns around charging times as well, companies like Toyota have said that it is working on a brand-new battery technology that is safer, cheaper and can be charged in just minutes. Currently, a Tesla can be charged to around 80% in just 30mins using the company’s ultra-fast charging solution the Supercharger.