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Local leaders must prepare for 11 million electric vehicles by 2030

two years ago

There could be 11 million electric vehicles on UK roads by 2030 and 36 million by 2040, National Grid said today in its annual Future Energy Scenarios report.

Matt Allen, CEO of Pivot Power, said: “National Grid’s forecast shows that consumer demand will rapidly make petrol and diesel emissions obsolete. We are on a road to zero emissions transport.

“We now need local leaders to support public demand and government ambition and create their own regional road to zero plans. Electrifying buses, taxis and light transport fleets are all easy wins.

“We are ready to support them with the infrastructure they need to realise that vision. By making it easy to switch to electric vehicles, we can help them clean up air pollution, promote low-carbon policies and develop a sustainable economy with better services for local people.”

Pivot Power plans to build a world-first network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle charging stations across the UK. The charging stations will be fed directly by the extra-high-voltage transmission system and so will be able to offer mass charging at competitive rates, supporting up to 100 rapid 150kW chargers.

It plans to develop 45 sites around the country and have operational 50MW batteries at 10 within 18 months. Each will provide a hub that can support a variety of infrastructure such as public rapid charging stations, electric bus depots and bases for large transport fleets.

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