Public EV charging providers are calling on the Government to cut the rate of VAT paid on topping up an electric car at a public chargepoint. A total of 23 charging firm bosses signed a letter from the Fair Charge campaign to the Treasury, calling for public chargepoint VAT to be slashed from 20 per cent to five per cent.

It comes after high energy prices forced public charging providers to increase the prices they charge to consumers. Osprey Charging, whose CEO Ian Johnston signed the letter, recently announced a rate of £1 per kWh across its network. The letter describes “the severe threat that high and volatile electricity costs are having on… the switch to electric vehicles”.

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Companies Call On UK Governent To Cut Taxes On Charging Rates To Maintain EV Affordability

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