The Government has launched a wide-ranging new Future of Transport Regulatory Review that will seek views on electric vehicle charging and the regulatory environment needed to support increasingly connected and autonomous vehicles.
The Department for Transport consultation, which closes on 22nd November, is looking to introduce new legislation to support the rollout of charging infrastructure. This could set minimum levels of charging infrastructure for non-residential car parks, set targets for local authorities to deliver charge points and support the delivery of the £950m Rapid Charging Fund, which is looking to upgrade kit at motorway and A-road service stations.
Another part of the consultation is focused on providing a regulatory framework to maintain and improve the safety, security and sustainability of the next generation of autonomous and connected vehicles.
The BVRLA will be responding to the consultation in due course, after seeking from input from members and supply chain partners. If you would like to be part of this process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.