After criticism that the infrastructure rollout to support use of electric vehicles has been too slow, the UK government promised a 10-fold increase in electric car chargers by 2030. In February there were 420,000 pure electric cars in the UK, but only 29,600 public charging stations. "Charging infrastructure must keep pace with the rapid growth of sales of these cars," Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) told The Guardian. New cars that use petrol and diesel will be banned in 2030.

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