On Monday 12 August, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that an extra £2.5mn for residential charge points. The funding will support the on-street residential charge point scheme, launched in 2017, which helps people access charging infrastructure near their homes when they don’t have off-street parking. Commenting on the announcement, Policy Manager & Electric Vehicle Lead at the Renewable Energy Association (REA) Daniel Brown said: “This is but one of several important announcements to come from Government in recent weeks, with others targeting the ‘smartness’ of private chargers, ensuring new dwellings with a parking space are equipped with a charger, and confirming a tax reduction for battery electric vehicles.”