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Video: Lack of charging points is ‘stopping’ EV adoption, says business secretary

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

Electric vehicle (EV) charging point provision is preventing more people from adopting EVs, according to business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng.

Speaking at the Virtual Smart Transport Conference, Kwarteng (pictured) said that EV infrastructure was an issue that “comes up all the time”.

He said: “Anecdotally, lots of people out there want to adopt electric vehicles. But one of the main things that is stopping people doing so is the lack of provision for charging points. And this is something which the Government is fully aware of.

“We have committed an extra £300 million on top of the initial £500 million to really kick-start the roll out of electric vehicle charging points. And this is critically important.”

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