With the political will and clear and consistent policies to encourage take-up, optimism is high for the mass adoption of EVs. However, according to Siemens, doubts linger over insufficient charging points, limitations with respect to connecting charging infrastructure to the power grid and high vehicle prices. Bernard Magee, director Siemens future grid commented: “The decarbonisation of transport will require the major expansion of today’s electric and low emission vehicle infrastructure, but these barriers are not insurmountable. To date approximately 120,000 charge points have been installed in the UK and more are needed, particularly in remote locations. There were also nearly 60,000 new EV and hybrid registrations last year. While the figure represents a relatively small percentage of overall vehicles sales the industry is confident the uptake will continue to drive investment at national and local levels.”
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Plans have been submitted for the first hyper hub in York – featuring solar panels and rapid charging points for electric vehicles. The £1.5m scheme to build two hubs – at Poppleton Bar and Monks Cross Park&Ride sites – were given the go ahead by councillors in April. Under the proposals solar canopies would be installed at both car parks, with the energy they collect used to charge vehicles or stored in batteries.
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