As ChargeUK is launched as the new trade body for the electric vehicle (EV) charging industry with ambitious plans for upgrading the UK infrastructure, Mark Newberry, Sustainability spokesperson at Europcar Mobility Group UK comments:

“It is encouraging to see the sector coming together to invest a predicted £6 billion in the UK infrastructure by 2030. Providing a single industry voice to work alongside the Government and drive the changes required to rapidly enhance UK infrastructure is key. The promise of tens of thousands of new chargers installed this year illustrates just how urgent this job is.

“It’s evident that today, UK employers are already filling the “charging” gap. Recent research commissioned by Europcar found that more than half of workplaces already provide charging facilities and 52% contribute to the cost of at-home charging for their employees.”

The study of 300 fleet and business travel decision makers also found that 88% believe they will “definitely” or “probably” add workplace charging for employees within the next 3 years.

“The collaborative approach being adopted by the sector is just what we need to support the government’s ambitious targets for decarbonisation. The industry has made good progress and has the ambition to do much much more. It’s now key that this collaboration helps unlock the UK’s EV potential ”, concluded Mark Newberry.