Two new government consultations have opened relating to charging points for electrical vehicles. The first proposes:
- Every new residential building with an associated car parking space has a chargepoint.
- Every residential building undergoing major renovation with more than ten car parking spaces has one chargepoint and cable routes for EV chargepoints in every car parking space.
- Every new non-residential building and every nonresidential building undergoing a major renovation with more than ten car parking spaces has one chargepoint and cable routes for an EV chargepoint for one in five spaces.
- At least one chargepoint in existing non-residential buildings with more than 20 car parking spaces, applicable from 2025.
The consultation does propose some exemptions from these requirements mainly on financial grounds. Most of the changes would be introduced through Building Regulations. To comment click here.
The second consultation is that charging points should include smart charging functionality. Smart charging varies the cost of charging at different times of the day and so this would encourage off-peak charging. To comment click here. Both consultations close on 7th October.
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