BEAMA's Electric Transport Infrastructure Manager Mark Williamson, explores the business opportunities and technical requirements involved in creating the national electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
There are currently around 900,000 Battery Electric Vehicles (EV) in the UK and 50,00 public charge points. It has been estimated that by 2030 there will be 11 million EVs on UK roads, which the Government expects to require 300,000 public charge points.
What does this mean for you and your business?
As the numbers of EV drivers increase, those without access to off-street parking will need charging solutions, depot charging for commercial vehicles and rapid charging for on the go charging in cities and along transport routes. Government and private sector investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure will be considerable. It presents a huge engineering and construction challenge, but also a great business opportunity for the UK construction industry.
For more information download our Guide to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure here