Network thinks infrastructure and capacity can be in place a decade earlier in 2030

National Grid would support the government bringing forward its 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales by a decade.

The company, which runs the UK’s national electricity network and wants to build superfast car charging points at motorway services, told MPs it could cope with the demands of an earlier surge in electric car numbers.

Graeme Cooper, the firm’s director of electric vehicles, told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy select committee: “From Grid’s point of view, 2030 or 2040 is far enough out [to act].”

Read more: The Guardian