The Queen Speaks on EVs


New UK electric vehicle legislation was introduced during the Queen’s Speech this Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. The speech, read by the Queen and prepared by the Cabinet, is a formal statement outlining the Prime Minister’s legislative plans for the coming year. One of the new bills, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, will provide new policies intended to maintain or improve the UK’s standing as a world leader in new industries. The most notable policy of this bill is a change allowing the government to require mandatory charging points for electric and hydrogen vehicles at motorway service areas and fuel stations, addressing the biggest EV challenge – range-anxiety.  This development is lauded as a bold move of direct government action encouraging the widespread use of electric vehicles that will help streamline progress in technology and green energy.