Citizens Advice response to DfT’s consultation on Electric Vehicle charging in Residential and Non-residential buildings
We welcome the ambition of the government’s plans to provide more chargers for EV drivers. However, in meeting the need for more chargers, government should also acknowledge the cost that may fall on all electricity bill payers, as they will partially fund grid reinforcement costs. This is not a reason to hesitate in the build-out of charging infrastructure but a call to pay more attention to which groups will carry a greater or lesser burden of decarbonisation costs. This is why Citizens Advice has called for an independent commission that would work through the implications of how low-carbon transition should be paid for, and present recommendations to government on how to proceed.