Electric transportation infrastructure

Government investment in major infrastructure projects is a proven method for economic stimulus in challenging financial times. Now is the moment to invest not in new roads or more bridges or high speed rail services but a genuine, forward-looking way to future-proof our infrastructure and to get ahead of the transport curve, not just try to catch up to it: I mean the changes necessary to make mass electric transportation a practical reality.

The government should spend billions of pounds – and soon – to create domestic charging stations, lanes and signage for driverless cars, electric-only mass transportation vehicles and more. 

Why the contribution is important

This is vital for our ability to meet challenging carbon targets, represents an immense opportunity to stimulate economic growth and can make us a world-leader in designing transport in the face of climate change.

by Commenter3000 on June 29, 2015 at 03:00PM

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  • Posted by EricL June 29, 2015 at 17:24

    Great idea. But I wonder whether it should be up to Government to spend the billions?
    Couldn't a policy or regulatory intervention help stimulate private companies (I'm thinking Tesla) to invest, build and run the infrastructure?

    They may need an initial helping hand but the outlay will probably be a lot lower?
  • Posted by johnsmith100 June 30, 2015 at 11:53

    If we can keep the majority of the manufacturing for this infrastructure in the UK, that would be even better!
  • Posted by joebloggs123 July 02, 2015 at 12:52

    I think EricL makes a valid point. I'm not sure Government should be the sole investor in this infrastructure and building it from the ground up. There should be equal contribution from private investors for this kind of thing.

    Rather - perhaps Government should be focused on a long term strategy to ensure we don't miss the boat?
  • Posted by janedoe999 July 02, 2015 at 13:41

    I like this idea. We need to encourage our country to be more green and embrace renewable and more environmentally friendly forms of travel!
  • Posted by KeyStakeholder August 19, 2015 at 05:49

    I think this is a great idea. It is about time something was done.
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