With a series of measures, the British government seeks to accelerate the expansion of electric mobility in the United Kingdom. The several hundred thousand pound programmes are summarised in a newly presented paper called Autumn Budget.
The document includes a 400m pounds charging infrastructure programme. While half of this money will come from public funds, the second half shall be invested by private partners. Another 100m pounds are projected to continue the country’s purchase rebate scheme for those buying an EV or PHEV. Moreover the budget includes a 220m pounds fund to fight air pollution particularly in areas that face the highest degree of pollution. But that’s not all: The government gives itself the task to electrify a quarter of its central government department fleets until 2022 and wants all new buildings to be built with appropriate cables for potential charging points. Last but not least, employers will be exempted from the benefit-in-kind charge on electricity that that they provide to charge employees’ EVs.