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24 July 2019

New-build UK homes to come with EV chargepoint

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

The UK government intends to change its building regulations to ensure that all new-build homes with a dedicated parking space are fitted with an electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint.

The proposals were outlined in a public consultation and are aimed at encouraging the uptake of EVs.

Chris Grayling, transport secretary, says: “Home charging provides the most convenient and low-cost option for consumers – you can simply plug your car in to charge overnight as you would a mobile phone.”

Additionally, the government wants to see all newly installed rapid and higher powered chargepoints provide debit or credit card payment by Spring 2020.

It is also consulting on requirements for all private chargepoints to use smart technology. This would allow EVs to be charged at different times of the day in response to signals such as electricity tariff information, the government says.

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