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£1bn fund to expand EV charging network still not open after three years

Almost £1bn meant to help build Britain’s electric vehicle charging network remains unallocated more than three years after it was first announced by UK's Prime Minister,Rishi Sunak. The funding dubbed “rapid charging fund” was meant to support electrical capacity at motorway service stations. The funding promised by UK's Prime Minister in 2020 and a pilot scheme planned for 2022 is yet to be actualised three years down the line. To add salt into the injury ,the UK authorities last week hinted that there will be more delays. According to the transport minister, Jesse Norman, the government is in the process of developing a pilot. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/24/1bn-fund-to-expand-ev-charging-network-still-not-open-after-three-years

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  • Ann Nyambura

    33 w

    It's disappointing. Three years without progress on this fund is unacceptable.

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    • winnie nguru

      33 w

      Funded? Then where did the money go? This is corruption at its best!

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      • Kevin

        34 w

        A sustainable transportation system has failed to take off due to delay in release of funds and this is just sad

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        • walter lungayi

          34 w

          It is disappointing to hear that the £1bn fund meant to expand the EV charging network in Britain is still unallocated after three years. This delay is hindering the growth of the electric vehicle market in the country and slowing down the transition to cleaner transportation. It is important for the government to prioritize the allocation of this fund and accelerate the expansion of the charging network to encourage more people to switch to electric vehicles and reduce carbon emissions.

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          • George Kariuki

            34 w

            I urge the UK government to immediately open the £1bn fund and to expedite the expansion of the EV charging network.

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            • CHRIS NGATIA

              34 w

              There is literally no point at all by making promises that are never going to be fulfilled

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              • Grace Njeri

                34 w

                Promises are easier to make than to achieve.

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                • Elizabeth Gathigia

                  34 w

                  Always dragging behind

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                  • rosebellendiritu

                    34 w

                    Three years is a long time of inactivity,we really don't have to wait

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                    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                      34 w

                      The delay in allocating the £1bn fund for expanding the UK's electric vehicle charging network is a missed opportunity in the transition to a more sustainable transportation system. Originally announced by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in 2020, the "rapid charging fund" was expected to support electric vehicle infrastructure at motorway service stations. It's concerning that, more than three years later, the fund remains unallocated, and a pilot scheme planned for 2022 has not materialized. Furthermore, the recent hint of further delays from UK authorities adds to the frustration. A swift rollout of this fund is crucial for accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and reducing carbon emissions, aligning with climate change goals.

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                      • Gorffly mokua

                        34 w

                        Empty promises ⚠⚠

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