Electric charging points will legally need to be installed in all new homes and offices from … – Regit

The measures are being brought in to address serious
concerns around the lack of infrastructure which is preventing people from
adopting electric technology.

It’s good news for the sector but people without
private parking facilities will still be scratching their heads and wondering
why they keep being forgotten about by those in power.

The news that the installation of electric charge points
will be legally required is somewhat inevitable, given battery electric cars
account for roughly 10% of new car sales in the UK and plug-in hybrids make
up around 7%.

A further requirement will be the need for them to
be smart chargers. This will help smooth power use through overnight charging
and will avoid overloading the power grid.

The move aims to drastically increase the rate at which
charge points are being built so the Government can hit its 2030 target for
banning sales of new petrol and diesel cars.

Yesterday ministers admitted only around 500 plug-in
points are being installed every month – way below the 700 a day industry
bodies say are needed.

For more information on how electric car charging works, visit our handy guide here.


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