Forecourt owners could receive government funding to support the introduction of electric chargers under measures introduced in last month’s Budget. "We welcome the Chancellor’s announcement of a new £400m Charging Investment Infrastructure Fund, which is good news for fuel retailers and motorway service areas (MSAs) provided they are included in the list of eligible businesses," said PRA chairman Brian Madderson.

This follows a hearing earlier in November at the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill Committee, where the PRA was invited to give oral evidence, and called for a government grant for fuel retailers seeking to install electric vehicle charging equipment.