We'd imagine that the UK Petrol Retailers Association would have a vested interest in making the business model of the tried-and-true gas station
survive. So, we aren't all that surprised to read about the group's suggestion
that future gas stations should carry solar roofs that feed power into electricity dispensers, especially now that the Prime Minister has pledged large sums of money for EV
development. The alternative, of course, would be to charge your electric car's
battery right at home while it's not being used. If you wanted to go renewable, you could set up your own solar or wind-powered charging station right in your garage. Still, there are a number of individuals who don't have a place to store their cars, let alone its associated charging gear, so the idea of stand-alone charging stations definitely has some merit. Whether or not these solar stations deserve any government help is another matter entirely.
[Source: Auto Express