. . . Under the Road to Zero Strategy, which was announced today, the government will invest £400 million in charging infrastructure.
This investment includes a £40 million scheme to develop low-cost wireless and on-street charging technology, as well as providing grants of up to £500 to help electric vehicle owners install charging points at home.
The government has also pledged to keep the existing plug-in car grants of up to £4,500 until at least October of this year, and to continue the grants in some form until at least 2020.
It is hoped that these incentives will help the government achieve its ambition of making more than half of new car sales ultra-low emission (i.e. electric or plug-in hybrid) by 2030, ahead of the 2040 ban on selling new cars powered solely by internal combustion. . . .