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.