By 2023, petrol stations in the UK above a certain size should be
required to have at least three rapid chargepoints, which would be
financed in-part by petroleum companies which ultimately own
the trade-marks and business models of all petrol stations. Setting a
date of 2023 would provide petrol stations with ample time to lay the
necessary cabling and complete the installation of a rapid chargepoint.
Chargepoints should be rapid so that they are able to deliver a quick
charge and keep time spent recharging to a minimum.
With a cost of between £20-40,000 per rapid chargepoint,
petroleum companies – who ultimately own the trade-marks and
business models of all petrol stations – can and should be able to
make a reasonable contribution to their installation, in an effort to
decarbonise passenger vehicle transport and support BEV uptake.
Petroleum companies should be required to fund the installation of
the chargepoints themselves in each relevant petrol station, whilst
the UK Government could pay for the necessary grid connections
through the existing Rapid Charging Fund, described in detail in
Why? Why should the people who don’t own the station have to install something that doesn’t sell their product?