I'm a sceptic on the true viability of EVs as a replacement transportation means when compared to ICE (assuming the 2030 date is kept to and there's no significant change to the in-car storage or range issues in the meantime), but as a recently retired traffic management engineer with a local Council I do have to raise a comment about the 'lack of thought about infrastructure' in support of my ex-colleagues.
One of the projects I worked on was delivery of on-street charging posts in residential streets where the properties were primarily Victorian terrace with no off-street parking.
NIMBYs.... my God, but they are EVERYWHERE!! ...and boy, do they make it hard work to deliver anything!
The level of opposition to just a simple proposal to provide one on-street charging post was mind boggling. In one of the longer residential roads closer to the town centre we tried to introduce four posts.!.. How DARE we!! ....just simple posts fed from adjacent lamp columns with a trickle 3.7kW supply, so mainly aimed at providing charge for overnight parking by residents.
EV ownership numbers at that time were of course low, but 'Build it and they will come!' was the principle...
Two years of consultation... two years...!!. or was it three? ..or maybe four... ..and that was just the arguing stage... it felt longer as we pretty much got nowhere with some residents and their self-appointed committees of like-minded curtain twitchers ...
People may support on-street charging in principle, as long as the charge post isn't outside their house ("that's MY parking spot!... and I can't afford an EV and I don't want 'other people' to park there") or "the charge post MUST be directly outside my house for me to support!!" ...even though the engineering effort to provide ducting that distance from the lamp column was unviable.... all the way through to residents physically preventing construction for weeks on end, or continually damaging infrastructure once in place.
Unsurprisingly the project hasn't moved much further in the year since I left, although I did manage to install 36 of the on-street posts around the town eventually.
I also had put everything in place before I left, ready to implement an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order to reserve the parking spots alongside those posts for exclusive use by resident permit parking holders with EVs, but when push came to shove local Councillors didn't want that to be progressed either, despite calling for 'action' for years as they didn't want to deal with any more objection from those bledy pensioner aged residents with nothing better to do who had no intention of ever owning an EV anyway.....
There.... got that off me chest....
To be fair, this also demonstrates the dogmatic and blinkered approach of the EV jihadists in forcing through their agenda without any consideration to either practical problems or existing social tensions - let alone delivering solutions to those problems.
On-street parking is already in chronic short supply in many areas, and a leading cause of social stress. Parking disputes already lead to vandalism, neighbour wars - even violence sometimes culminating in murder. Even "allocated" parking is frequently resented - such as disabled spaces (many of which acquired through fraudulent application).
Removing available parking space by introducing lamp-post EV charging for a privileged few simply exacerbates the problem, amplified by the fact that the "trickle charging users" will inevitably hog those parking spots, and themselves become territorial and possessive of them. Human nature 101, etc.
Whether EVs are viable for universal use is highly subjective, but what isn't in doubt is that the programme of forcing them into use is shockingly ill-conceived, under-resourced and being implemented far too fast - long before any solutions to the technological, social and financial issues have been found.