East of England tourism could suffer if more electric car charging points aren’t installed, warned a local councillor. Despite a 63% increase in public charge points since April 2023, concerns remain.

The goal is 300,000 UK-wide by 2030, but with current rates, it needs to double. Lack of charging infrastructure might deter visitors, impacting the region’s economy heavily reliant on tourism.

Businesses like The Charge are striving to build more stations, but challenges persist, including rejected proposals.

Motoring journalist Jess Shanahan highlights the need for government subsidies to encourage electric vehicle adoption, especially considering the comparable costs of charging and traditional fuel.

Norfolk County Council is actively working to expand charging networks, including solutions for residents without private parking.

The Department for Transport acknowledges the progress made but emphasizes ongoing support to enhance charging accessibility.

Credit : BBC


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