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£70m fund to pave way for ultra-rapid electric vehicle chargers

Transport secretary announces investment on COP28 Transport Day

06 December 2023
The rapid chargepoint announcement will be backed via the government’s Rapid Charging Fund (RCF)
Mark Harper
Mark Harper


A £70m pilot scheme launched at the COP28 climate change conference will pave the way for ultra-rapid electric vehicle chargepoints at motorway service areas, says the UK government.

Speaking on COP28 Transport Day in Dubai, transport secretary Mark Harper laid out plans for up to ten trial sites in England with enhanced electrical network capacity. Harper said this will ensure electricity network capacity is future-proofed for at least ten years, to 2035.

The transport secretary said:...

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