Drivers in the UK already own 32 million cars – that’s up 28% since 2001, during which time the population has only risen by 13%. And by 2050 there will be 44 million cars in the UK – so start looking for a parking space now. Where will we park in the future?
Unless all 18 million car-owning households have access to charging there is likely to be a rise in what could be called “parking politics”. People who have electric vehicles (EVs) are going to feel entitled to certain car-parking spaces, and those without EVs are going to get further squeezed in terms of space, where will we park when that happens?