The move to electric transport will be boosted by a £30M five-year investment announced yesterday by the Welsh Government.
It is putting up the money to encourage private investors and network providers to install more public charging points to meet concerns motorists expressed so far in a public consultation which ends in February 2021,
An assessment of the current EV network has revealed a serious shorage of public charging points which discourages more people from making the switch to electric vehicles and currently only 0.17% of Welsh cars are pure electric.
The £30 M over five years will go into creating over 30,000 fast charging points and more than 2,500 rapid chargers which will help with the practical issues surrounding running an electric vehicle.
The UK Government has said it will outlaw pure petrol and diesel cars by 2035 and then only hybrids and pure battery electric vehicles will be permitted, but there is widespread belief only EVs will be allowed beyond 2040, possibly sooner.
The Welsh Government boost will kickstart the widerspread installation of chargers for public use and it is keen to introduce a uniform easy contactless payment system to support adoption of EVs, safe provision of charger stations and around-the-clock support which will be part of the investment.