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Well, for a start Ecotricity and other EV friendly suppliers get nationalised. Probably any fancy tariffs disappear. How about the Electric Highway? When Corbyn hears about the rapid charge networks, his instinct is going to be to nationalise them too.
 

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Bit anyway, we won't need any cars if the Torries win because they have promised to reverse Breaching, probably their privy council once it has abolished the Supreme Court will mandate the return of coal fired steam, let's think about what other reactionary backward moves they have planned, let's start with repealing universal suffrage, imposing corn taxes, using heavy cavalry against defense less civilians, that's their track record.
 

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Well, for a start Ecotricity and other EV friendly suppliers get nationalised. Probably any fancy tariffs disappear. How about the Electric Highway? When Corbyn hears about the rapid charge networks, his instinct is going to be to nationalise them too.
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What happens the the charging Infrastructure if Corbyn gets in?
Actually, it would be within Corbyn's gift to refresh the entire UK car-charging infrastructure simply because Corbyn seeks to renationalise Royal Mail.

Royal Mail operates the nation's largest vehicle fleet. Royal Mail's investment decisions have a bigger impact on charging infrastructure than those of any other entity. The owner of Royal Mail can single-handedly change the EV experience in this country.

However, the closest there has been to a thought from Corbyn on how a renationalised Royal Mail would abandon its diesel trucks, is that Broadband is the limit of Corbyn's new nationalisation ambitions.

The Royal Mail plans about 10 years ahead, which means any Corbyn government will have come and gone without an EV fleet even being considered. To answer your question more directly: Nothing!

In contrast, if I may add, a stronger support for a functional EV charging industry may come from Swinson who said today no more fossil fuel industries.
 

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With all these carbon neutral target dates being bandied about, it wouldn't take much initiative from a nationalized Post Office management to jump into EVs in a big way.

The German Post Office built their own electric van factory a few years ago since no-one would make electric vans for them at that time.

Nationalised industries don't have to be ludite.
 

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Royal Mail's investment decisions have a bigger impact on charging infrastructure than those of any other entity. The owner of Royal Mail can single-handedly change the EV experience in this country.
I doubt it. Their EVs would charge overnight at depots, not on public points.

without an EV fleet even being considered.
They already have EVs - they've been operating in our town for a couple of years.
 

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I doubt it. Their EVs would charge overnight at depots, not on public points.
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They already have EVs - they've been operating in our town for a couple of years.
EV vans purchases by Royal Mail assume 100 mile round-trip per day.

If you watch Postman Pat then you would know that is not enough, and that routes change depending on what needs to be delivered. The actual Royal Mail appears shy of disclosing route or procurement planning, but Postman Pat teaches us that he definitely needs a flexible charging infrastructure.

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... and they have been trialling for a long time:

 

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In a rural area 100 miles might be limiting, but there wouldn't be enough vans doing that to impact public charging.
Obviously the inter-depot trucks, like the artics are another game entirely.
But for local delivery rounds 100 miles is probably plenty (in fact the Peugots our posties use probably don't even get that in reality) and ranges are increasing all the time. Given the amount of stop-start involved an EV is almost a no-brainer against an ICE.
 

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Well, for a start Ecotricity and other EV friendly suppliers get nationalised.
No they won't. Labour only wants to nationalize the big six, and only the supply side. The retail side will still be privately owned.

Ecotricity isn't one of the big six.
 

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No they won't. Labour only wants to nationalize the big six, and only the supply side. The retail side will still be privately owned.

Ecotricity isn't one of the big six.
Being in the mood to nationalise things which provide basic infrastructure needs, a Labour government might have a go at public EV charging if it noticed that there is a problem.

The Scottish government have set a precedent.

I don't think that it needs to be free - just work properly.
 

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Being in the mood to nationalise things which provide basic infrastructure needs, a Labour government might have a go at public EV charging if it noticed that there is a problem.
Hard to see why they would have a problem with Dale.

Where we do need government intervention is home charging, especially for people without driveways.
 

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A nationalised charging infrastructure is an amazing opportunity to have a slick, efficient, sensible, reliable and standardised system that is fairly priced and easy to use.

Perhaps it should be considered an essential national asset to be owned by the people.
 
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