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25 Apr

What Is The Electric Vehicle Charging Regulations In The UK?


Back in October 2021, the UK government introduced new legislation called the “UK Government’s Road to Zero Strategy” that set out their aim for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2030. As part of these electric vehicle charging regulations uk, they announced that all new buildings – both residential and commercial – would have to be fitted with an electric vehicle charge point from 15th June 2022.

Why was this legislation introduced?

As the popularity of electric vehicles increases, with them now accounting for 1 in 10 of all new car sales, and the UK government’s recent ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2030, there is a growing need for more support to be given to help people make the transition to electric vehicles more easily with effective electric vehicle charging point installation at home (or commercial premises).

Not only do homes and businesses need to be EV (electric vehicle) ready but electric vehicle chargers need to be smart too. This legislation was therefore introduced alongside the government’s recently published regulations on smart charging which were published earlier this year (2022). This calls for electric car chargers to have several smart functions installed to relieve the pressure on the national grid and to make them future-proof as well.

Overview of the building regulations for electric charging points

Builders should know that:

  • All new residential buildings with a parking space now need to also have an electric vehicle charging point installed.
  • All new non-residential buildings with more than 10 parking spaces need to have at least one electric vehicle charging point, and cable routes for every one in five parking spaces
  • Existing non-residential buildings with more than 20 parking spaces will need at least one electric car charge point from 2025

Do the UK electric car charging points regulations affect homeowners?

Only if you are thinking of moving house as if you buy a new house, it should already have an electric vehicle charger installed.

If you are thinking of swapping to an electric vehicle or are starting to run an electric vehicle commercial fleet, then you may be thinking about electric vehicle charging stations near me. However, it may be wiser to think about installing electric vehicle charge points for your home or workplace – and D-ENERGi can help with that. Contact our EV charging points team on 0800 781 7626 for more information.

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