New legislation for electric vehicle (EV) charging points sold in Great Britain for private (domestic or workplace) use will be introduced by the UK government in June 2022.
As the UK transitions from fossil fuel vehicles to electric vehicles there are concerns the grid will face a sudden surge in demand as users schedule their EV charging to take advantage of cheaper overnight electricity rates.
By introducing a randomised charge starting time up to 10 minutes after the scheduled charging time this surge in power demand will be reduced.
The regulations will also ensure smart functionality to allow charging when there is less demand on the grid. Charging points will need to meet certain device-level management, allowing a minimum level of access, security and information for consumers.
As the area’s leading installer of electric charging points all our installations currently comply with the new regulations and we are accredited by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
The regulations come in to affect on 30 June 2022 and the security requirements come into effect on 30 December 2022 further information can be found here.