Navigating and charging your way in the UK

The UK government has published its electrical vehicle infrastructure strategy expecting that there will be around 300,000 public chargepoints in the UK by 2030. This supports the UK commitment to phase out sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans by the same year. The focus of the strategy is on cars and vans up to 3.5 tonnes.

Emission-free vehicles will be essential as the UK has committed to net zero by 2050. Transport is now the UK’s largest emitting sector with road transport representing 91% of those emissions. The switch to electric cars and vans has however reached a tipping point. For example, the UK automotive industry has invested £10.8 billion in electric vehicle production and gigafactories. Electric vans, buses and trucks are also produced alongside cars by manufacturers.

As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, collaboration opportunities exist for Dutch companies to decarbonise mobility. Have a look at the Intelligent Mobility Accelerator, a programme for start-ups in sustainable and smart mobility, which is now taking applications until 15th April.

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