When it comes to finding the location of EV charging points, we need to be thinking about the needs of ‘smart communities’ as well as smart cities, says Chris Dyer of Yotta.

Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles in the UK may have slumped by 50.4% in June after the government scrapped a £2,500 grant. But the overall picture remains positive. According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, new UK car registrations for battery electric cars rose by 61.7% to 2,461 in June compared with the same month in 2018. Better still, despite the drop in hybrid car sales - seeing the alternatively-fuelled vehicle sector shrinking overall for the first time since April 2017 - the government is planning to pump nearly £40 million into improving the infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs).

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