Electric charging points will legally need to be installed in all new homes and offices from 2030

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Post by Rob » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:25 am

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

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.

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Post by r1nse » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:32 am

Thanks Rob, this is welcome news in preperation for 2030

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Post by AndyF » Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:30 pm

350 new builds behind me are about 2 years old now and they all have a power supply and space in garage for a charger. Unfortunately, they omitted to add solar to any of them.
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Post by MWATERFIELD » Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:14 am

Haven't had chance to read the article linked but hopefully the plans specify 7kW chargers as a minimum. I seem to remember reading a lot of new builds have had cheap 3kW 'chargers' installed as a box ticking exercise. This had limited benefit for most ev drivers and ev drivers buying those houses then had to have new wiring installed as part of the installation process when they've bought / installed a usable 7kW charger.

I suppose the counter argument is why incur extra cost for a more expensive 7kW charger when the majority of home owners still have ICE vehicles.

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