The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has expressed concerns about the lack of clarity in the Department for Transport’s ‘Road to Zero’ definition of a ‘large fuel retailer’.

The ‘Road to Zero’ sets out the government’s plans to see at least half of new cars be ultra-low emission vehicles by 2030. One suggestion is to make electric charge points available at motorway service areas and ‘large fuel retailers’.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “There are potentially thousands of petrol forecourts in the UK that could come under the government’s definition of large fuel retailers. Instead of focusing on an arbitrary definition, the government should incentivise electric vehicle charging infrastructure.”