Ofgem investment to enable 1,800 more ultra-rapid charge points - RAC statement
Commenting on the news that Ofgem is to deliver a £300m down payment to support the growth in charging points for electric cars, and particularly ultra-rapid facilities, RAC EV spokesman Simon Williams said:
“This is excellent news and will enable charge point operators to massively boost the number of ultra-rapid charging stations. Widespread availability of faster charging facilities will help to give more drivers the confidence to go electric and will also be vitally needed as more people opt for EVs. It will also mean EV drivers travelling long distances will be able get to their destinations more quickly and with far less stress. We believe the closer the experience of public recharging becomes to the short time spent refilling at petrol stations, the better.
“We are playing our part in supporting drivers as they switch to electric vehicles in greater numbers, thanks to the RAC EV Boost mobile charging units being fitted to more and more of our patrol vans. In the event a driver reaches a charge point that is out-of-order we can give the battery an emergency boost to get them to the next working one, saving time by avoiding the need to be recovered.”