The government will break the monopoly on electric car charging at motorway services and will use legislation to ensure the points are reliable and can be accessed by anyone with a contactless card.
Currently just one company -Ecotricity – has the contract to provide charging provision along the motorway network.
It has been widely criticised by electric car users for its outdated and unreliable hardware which makes longer journeys unpredictable for electric car drivers.
Speaking exclusively to Electrifying.com, the Transport Minister Rachel Maclean said new chargers would arrive before 2023, with at least six at each service area on motorways and legal powers used to ensure they were reliable and accessible.
In an interview with Electrifying.com’s founder Ginny Buckley, Maclean answered question set by readers on topics ranging from disabled access to charging points, shelter from the weather to how the public can access government funds for infrastructure.