THE UK will roll out a tap-and-go network of charging points to drive the switch to eco-friendly electric cars.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told The Sun that the points will be contactless, allowing consumers to easily charge from any lamppost.
He said: “I want it to be convenient, especially when you don’t have a driveway.
“You can top up as you walk into stores or on the way to your destination – and pay with your phone or your credit card.”
His plan is to have around 300,000 charging points by the end of the decade.
The scheme is backed by £1.6 billion in government funding.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson added: “We are moving forward with our plans to help Brits go electric, with our growing charging network making it easier to travel across the country.
“Clean transport is not only better for the environment, but also a way to reduce our dependence on external energy supplies.”
Last night the AA welcomed the introduction but said more needs to be done to improve charging in rural areas.
Most read in The Irish Sun
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8556645/britain-electric-car-network-tap-and-go/ The UK is planning a £1.6 billion network of tap-and-go charging stations for electric cars