A cross-industry group including BP, National Grid and the CBI, has called on the government to support development of a network of ultra-fast charging technology charging at above 150kW and up to 350kW across the UK. In a joint statement they said: "Spanning the strategic road network, city forecourts and fleet hubs, ultra-rapid chargers would provide drivers with the ability to make out-of-pattern and long-distance journeys and to charge their vehicle in less than 10 minutes."

Moto and Centrica also signed the statement.