Iconic British EV charger may never be made, DfT admits

Mark Moran
11 November 2022
Grant Shapps unveiled the new chargepoint design during COP26

 

An electric vehicle chargepoint design commissioned by the government to be a new British icon seems unlikely to enter production, it has emerged.

The UK government put out the tender for the contract in June 2021 and unveiled the winning design by the Royal College of Art and PA Consulting at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

The chargepoint was intended to become a symbol of modern Britain. Grant Shapps, who was then transport secretary, said the chargers would be “as iconic and...

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