Today 15th June 2022 new Building Regulations Part S, which aims to future proof homes as more people swap their internal combustion engine (ICE) cars for electric versions, comes into affect.
With sales of electric vehicles this year already reaching over 100,000 (more than the last 4 years combined) and motor manufacturers choosing to cease selling of ICE cars many home movers will be seeking out an EV charging point with the convenience home charging brings. The government sees adding charging points to new home builds as a major incentive to help transition drivers to electric vehicles. The government said, “The move will see up to 145,000 charging points installed across the country each year”.
The Prime Minister also said “The force driving that change won’t be government, it won’t even be business…it will be the consumer. It will be the young people of today, who can see the consequences of climate change and will be demanding better from us.”
The regulations provide a requirement for new homes and existing homes undergoing large renovations (of 10 or more dwellings) to have Fast EV Charging Points of capable of providing a reasonable power output for each parking space available for homes and associated parking spaces.
Wil-Lec GRP Ltd Managing Director Steve Wilson said “We are looking forward to working with house builders to ensure their Fast Charging Point installations are installed inline with the new regulations. The new regulations are great news to transition the UK from high carbon polluting vehicles to electric vehicles and ensures the UK leads the way to a greener future.”
Wil-Lec are the area’s leading independent installer of Fast EV Charging Points up to 22Kwh and are authorised installers for Andersen, Hypervolt and Myenergi electric chargers.
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