During the Queen’s Speech earlier today the Queen outlined a number of plans that the government have set out for their next term.
Part of these plans included something called the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, which will require all petrol stations and motorway service stations to install electric vehicle charging points in a push from the government to increase the number of electric vehicles on UK roads.
The plan is also to position the UK as one of the main players in the EV market.
As part of this, they will also extend car insurance to ensure that it will cover the use of automated vehicles, which will be done “to ensure that compensation claims continue to be paid quickly, fairly and easily” according to the bill.
The government also mentioned some research within the bill, which claims that automated vehicles will be worth £28bn by 2035. They are looking to grab a piece of this by investing more than £200m in the research needed and the testing infrastructure, both of which are set to help driverless cars develop faster.
The government also committed to spending £600m during this Parliament to grow the market for low-emission vehicles.