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Issue 915 | EV charging consultations

Rowan  Hazell Rowan Hazell Analyst

Department for Transport Consultations: Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Proposals Electricity Alert 31 July 2019 Rowan Hazell   Headline Assessment   1 Assessment & recommendation On 15 July, the Department for Transport announced a range of proposals on the future of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints. In its Electric Vehicle Smart Charging consultation, the government proposed that most new EV chargepoints should have smart charging functionality. Smart chargepoints would be required to meet device-level requirements covering areas including cyber security, interoperability, and grid stability. The scope would cover all private chargepoints, including home chargepoints and the majority of workplace chargepoints. Public chargepoints would not be required to have smart functionality, but if they do, they would be required to comply with the device-level requirements. It is proposed that the requirements come into effect 12 months after they are laid in Parliament. The consultation also includes a call for evidence on the long term options for EV smart charging. The Electric Vehicle Chargepoints in Residential and Non-Residential Buildings sets out plans to require new residential properties in England with a parking space to be fitted with an EV chargepoint. It also sets out that new non-residential buildings with 10 or more car parking spaces will be required to have at least one chargepoint for every five spaces. These requirements are expected to be brought into force in the first half of 2020. Existing non-residential buildings with more than 20 car parking spaces would be required to have at least one chargepoint installed from 2025. The government has also announced its ambition for every ...

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