Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st February 2022.

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Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to manufacturers of electric vehicle chargers to meet the recent change in regulations that requires all new home chargers to be smart.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

In 2021, Government passed regulations to mandate that private chargepoints sold in Great Britain must be smart and meet minimum device standards. The new regulations will drive the uptake of smart charging, to enable the transition to electric vehicles whilst minimising cost to consumers. The majority of these new requirements apply from 30 June 2022.

Government officials worked closely with the charge point industry to develop the regulations, and we are continuing this engagement in collaboration with the enforcement body to address any concerns or queries manufacturers may have.

We will also shortly publish a guidance document for the regulations, to assist charge point sellers, including manufacturers, in complying with these new obligations.

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