Diesel & Petrol Car Ban Happening Sooner Than We Thought Say MPs… How Prepared Are You For This Change In Direction?
What Sparked This Change?
The Select Committee for Business and the Environment has today reported that they want to see the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars brought forward from 2040 to 2032, a drastic change for the fuelling journey. They accuse the Government of a lack of ambition and clarity in this.
This is a significant report and of interest to Lincolnshire as we are a rural county and individuals without electric cars worry about where they can recharge electric cars.
It’s also important to our visitor economy that we have a network of charging points so that individuals with electric cars will feel they can come to Lincolnshire and have their fuelling needs catered for.
We have all seen a handful of Teslas on our streets and high-end manufacturers have been the first to bring significant numbers to market. Now other more mass manufacturers are bringing cars onto the scene. In recent times, Vauxhall Hyundai, Skoda and Ford have announced new cars set to be available in showrooms in the next year or two.
The Government must give us more clarity about its plans and not wait to be influenced solely by manufacturers. This change will present a whole range of opportunities for many businesses in Lincolnshire to offer better services to its customers…from increased connectivity and the Internet of Things, just to give one example.
But…What About The Charge Point Network?
EV Camel’s experience is that owners of hospitality businesses are reluctant to invest until there are more electric cars, when the return on investment is less of a blurred line to them.
EV Camel has started an investment programme in charge points with the first
public facing fast EV charge point at Rand Farm Park. This charging station headlines a network of up to 30 such charging points to be installed across Lincolnshire.
The charge points are due to be installed at some of Lincolnshire’s busiest visitor attractions and businesses located at waypoints across the County for individuals travelling to the Coast or North/South.
The charge points will be free of capital cost to the host locations, with the idea being to support their businesses through having this facility.
What Are People Saying About This?
Joshua Waring at Rand Farm Park commented, ‘as the majority of our visitors arrive in cars, we think our two 22kW fast EV charging points will be an essential asset to ensure people can continue coming to enjoy our facilities, as we move to a world of electric cars over the next few years.’
Richard Jones, Managing Director of EV Camel said, ‘Through having EV charge points installed by us, businesses like Rand Farm Park can see how demand grows for electric car charging over the coming years.
‘For Rand Farm Park this facility is ideal for their wide range of visitors, but due to their location they will also attract people travelling across Lincolnshire to or from the Coast to take advantage of their restaurant and entertainment offering, whilst recharging their cars.’
EV Camel Are Prepared
With the date of change being brought forward, it is important that we embrace this and take the important measures to be equipped for this change of direction in the fuelling journey. It is equally important that we don’t look upon this as a bump in the road and instead a sat nav journey change, reaching the same destination, just quicker. One thing for sure is that EV Camel can help you when ‘fuelling your journey’ and to evolve with any changes presented to us in the future.
- EV Camel is Lincolnshire’s EV charge point installation specialist.
- For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01522 412312, evcamel.com