Electric vehicles are putting Britain’s front gardens at risk as homeowners pave them over to introduce charging ratios, an environmentalist has warned.
Craig Bennett of the Wildlife Trusts mentioned that lawns can be out of place because there are no charging factors on the street, meaning e-home owners really feel the need to build their own.
Urban gardens support wildlife, cool cities and stop flooding by absorbing water during heavy rain. Bennett has since learned that municipalities will introduce additional utility rates on roads as an alternative.
Craig Bennett (pictured), of the Wildlife Trusts, said the lawns may be out of place because there are no charging factors on the street, meaning e-home owners really feel the need to pay for themselves.
Electric vehicles are a threat to Britain’s front gardens as homeowners pave them over to introduce charging ratios, he warned (Stock Image)
Speaking about the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Friends of the Earth’s previous boss said: “Unfortunately we see people turning their backyards into electric car parks.
If they didn’t (park), they park it at the charging level. Let’s save these fair entry yards and keep them wild.
Research by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2015 found that a quarter of all properties have entrance gardens, which initially started with petrol and diesel vehicles and have since grown.
Bennett added: “Local authorities need to recognize that everyone is curious about putting good infrastructure on the roads, and the federal government wants to look at that and possibly give tax incentives to put in tolls.”