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Industry comment on Road to Zero 2035 deadline - Redford Charles

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Leading electrical training company predicts big opportunities over the next 15 years for electricians - The Road to Zero

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Boris Johnson has brought forward his plans to ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid car sales in the UK to 2035. Leading electrical training company, based in Kent, Redford Charles, has responded with optimism given that people will only be able to buy electric or hydrogen cars and vans once the ban comes into effect. 

There are an estimated 30,000 public charging points at 11,000 locations in the UK, with more added every day. Scottish Power has forecast that to reach the 2050 target of the UK going carbon neutral, 25.3 million charging points would be needed, which equates to around 4,000 charging points every day.

Graham Wretham, Managing Director, Redford Charles comments, "The 2035 target is ambitious but we believe our industry is up for the challenge. Boris Johnson's announcement represents another electrical training opportunity for our industry. With increased demand for electrical charging points comes increased need for qualified, reliable and knowledgeable electricians. At Redford Charles we offer a range of training opportunities and this includes 2919 Electric Vehicle (City & Guilds, 2-day course). The industry is going to have to stay one step ahead of the dramatic changes over the coming 10 to 15 years to ensure that the Government's Road to Zero commitments are met."

About Redford Charles

Graham Wretham - Redford Charles Ltd. Managing Director, Training Provider and Consultant

Graham has a wealth of experience in the assessment of technical competence of electrical contractors. Previously the local NICEIC Inspecting Engineer for Kent. Graham was responsible for the assessment of the work and resources of businesses on the Council's roll of Approved Contractors to ensure compliance with the IEE Wiring Regulations and relevant British Standards and Codes of Practice. Graham was also Operations Director of the Assessment Services Division of the NICEIC, where he was directly responsible for over 70 Field Engineers.

Graham has also been the NICEIC's representative on various external and international technical panels, where he had responsibility for the Inspection and Testing requirements for electrical installations.