Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Department for Transport written question – answered on 4th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Green

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with companies running petrol service stations about the provision of electric vehicle charging and establishing a common signage to inform drivers that charging is available.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government has had a number of discussions with companies running petrol service stations about the provision of electric vehicle charge points.

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act gives the Government new powers to improve the provision of electric vehicle infrastructure. These proposals include powers to require provision at large fuel retailers. We have said we will monitor the market and only use these powers if the market fails to deliver the infrastructure required. The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 do not prescribe signs for petrol filling stations. An electric vehicle charging point symbol is available for use on traffic signs indicating service areas.

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