People must be protected against excessive charging fees for public electric vehicles, according to the Members of Parliament. Charging an electric vehicle at home is much less expensive than using public charging stations. The Transportation Select Committee believes that this will put a burden on people who cannot pay it. According to the MPs, the government should make charging infrastructure more accessible and reliable, as well as ensure that people in remote areas have equitable access.

The UK plans to ban the sale of new petrol, diesel cars, and hybrids by 2030. By 2050, the majority of cars on the road will be electric or hydrogen fuel cell-powered. Consumers must be protected from excessive fees, according to the Transportation Committee. Property developers should be required to provide public charging outlets, and local governments should ensure that charging infrastructure is built, according to the MPs.

“Charging electric vehicles should be easy and cost-effective, and drivers should not be penalized based on where they live or how they charge their vehicles,” Huw Merriman, the group’s head, said. According to the committee, drivers who live in rural or remote areas, or who lack access to off-street parking, “risk being left behind.” “To change customer charging behavior to a ‘small but often’ approach and at times when the National Grid can supply complete demand,” the industry should use price, according to the report.