EV CHARGER LAW FOR NEW HOMES

EV CHARGER LAW FOR NEW HOMES

by Content Team |
posted 27 June 2022

With the majority of new homes now required to have electric car chargers fitted, there’s predictably been a dramatic increase in demand for EV smart chargers from housing developers and building companies.

The change in building regulation requirements sees the majority of new residential developments, workplaces and supermarkets required by law to have electric vehicle (EV) charging points installed. The change, which came into force from June 15th, also includes those residential buildings undergoing major renovations with more than ten parking spaces which have associated parking.

The new legislation is part of the government’s wider plan to help cut carbon emissions by encouraging more drivers towards electric cars with an extra 145,000 charging points fitted each year. The move is in addition to part of the run up to the wider ban of the sale of fully petrol and diesel vehicles due to come into effect in 2030.

We welcome the plans to encourage drivers towards electrified motoring in all its forms by enabling increased access to EV charging points for all home owners,” said smartcharger maker Ohme’s CEO David Watson. “Over the past six months, even before this new legislation arrived, our enquiry levels from developers have more than doubled and we can see that building companies have embraced these new regulations. Developers are already seeking out smarter chargers such as ours as an active selling point for buyers.”

 


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