UK electric vehicle charging point expansion plans paused — because coronavirus

Electric vehicle charging point installations in the UK are being put on hold in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

As industry magazine Electrive reports, numerous EV charging providers are no longer installing “non-essential” public EV charge points and private EV connectors.

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Managing director of Ubricity — the company that’s converting London’s street lamp to EV charge points — told Current± last week that it was pausing any further installations. However, the company will continue to maintain its infrastructure and complete any installations already underway.

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