New buildings in England must have (EV) charging infrastructure from 2022

Electric vehicle chargers will be a mandatory feature of new homes and places of work in England from next year (2022).

On the government website (at date of article) it states: 

This consultation response defines the government proposals to mandate electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in new homes, new non-residential buildings and, in some cases, when buildings are renovated.

The aim of the proposals is to ensure the transition to EVs is supported by extensive and accessible charging infrastructure.

This response also details the government’s final policies on the exemptions and technical details, such as charge point standards.

Prime minister Boris Johnson outlined the country’s building regulations, which calls for new homes and non-residential properties to install EV chargers. Buildings will include supermarkets and workplaces – as well as substantially refurbished properties with more than 10 parking spaces.

Johnson stated at the CBI event  “This is a pivotal moment – we cannot go on as we are. We have to adapt our economy to the green industrial revolution. We have to use our massive investment in science and technology and we have to raise our productivity and then we have to get out of our way.”

The government says this change will lead to the installation of up to 145,000 EV chargers across England each year, building on the “over 250,000” home and workplace chargers it has supported so far.

As the UK’s 2030 ban on new ICE cars approaches, the government is investing in EV infrastructure to encourage adoption of Electric Vehicles. Alongside building rules, “simpler ways to pay” for EV charging points are going to be introduced, including contactless, at “all new fast and rapid charge points”. 

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