Electric cars and charging infrastructure
To encourage the shift to electric vehicles, the Budget included £500 million to support the rollout of a super-fast electric charging network, it is hoped this will make charging away from home much faster for EV owners. Once the network is complete it would ensure drivers are never more than 30 miles away from a charging point, making long-distance journeys in electric models easier.
In a surprise move, the Chancellor announced the extension of the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) to 2023, this grant sees the government provide a discount to the cost of buying a pure- electric car. However, the grant has been trimmed down so that it now excludes cars costing £50,000 or more and has fallen from £3500 to £3000