EV charge points response paves way for mass transition to zero emission vehicles
15th December 2021
The Department for Transport has published its response to the consultation on EV charge points in residential and non-residential buildings (available here). This is seen as a vital step towards decarbonising England’s transport system and will pave the way for the mass transition to zero emission vehicles.
Regulations to be published later this year will introduce the following new measures:
- Every new home, including those created from a change of use, with associated parking within the site boundary will be required to have an electric vehicle charge point.
- Residential buildings undergoing major renovation, which will have more than 10 parking spaces within the site boundary after the renovation is complete, will be required to have at least one electric vehicle charge point for each dwelling with associated parking within the site boundary and cable routes in all spaces without charge points.
- All new non-residential buildings with more than 10 parking spaces within the site boundary will be required to have a minimum of one charge point and cable routes for one in five of the total number of spaces.
- All non-residential buildings undergoing a major renovation which will have more than 10 parking spaces within the site boundary after the renovation is complete, will be required to have a minimum of one charge point and cable routes for one in five spaces.
The proposed requirement for one charge point in all existing non-residential properties with more than 20 parking spaces will not be introduced. Instead, the Government will work to introduce a more tailored approach.
The response contains final technical details, such as charge point standards, and exemptions.
For further information, please contact Infrastructure & Energy specialists Judith Pike or Paul Dinning