Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 11 September 2023.

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Photo of Matt Vickers Matt Vickers Conservative, Stockton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to take steps to create a Government app for electric vehicle charging which has access to all charging point providers sites.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government is driving innovation in the charge point market in order to best support consumers. This would be hindered by mandating a single app.

The Government has instead laid The Public Charge Points Regulations 2023, which will mandate payment roaming at all public charge points. Drivers will then be able to pay for multiple chargepoint networks through one app or smartcard. This will enable streamlined payments across charging networks, without the need for multiple apps.

The Governments expects the market to eventually converge on a few apps that cover the majority of the public charging network.

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