New homes, buildings in England to be EV-ready

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says new homes and buildings in England will be required to have electric vehicle charge points from next year.

Johnson announced the new policy on Monday. It applies to supermarkets, workplaces, and buildings that are undergoing large-scale renovations and have more than 10 parking spaces.

The British government expects the measure will result in as many as 145,000 extra charge points being installed across England per year.

Johnson said, "We have to adapt our economy to the green industrial revolution."

The British government has already announced that it will ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK from 2030 in an effort to tackle global warming.

It has also been promoting electric vehicles and developing EV-related infrastructure.