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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill
19th October 2017 Jo Donnelly
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The government pushes ahead with its desire to make automated and electric vehicles common place on our roads and sets out its plans in The Automated and Electric Vehicle Bill published yesterday.

The  key points being;

  • chargepoints for electric vehicles at all UK motorway services and large petrol retailers
  • new bill will enable drivers of automated cars to be insured on UK roads
  • driverless technology market set to be worth up to £50 billion to UK economy by 2035

Transport Minister John Hayes said:

“We want the UK to be the best place in the world to do business and a leading hub for modern transport technology, which is why we are introducing the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill in Parliament and investing more than £1.2 billion in the industry.

This bill will aid the construction of greater infrastructure to support the growing demand for automated and electric vehicles as we embrace this technology and move into the future.”

For the full Department of Transport press release, and links to the bill click here  http://bit.ly/2gQwpIH .

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