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Published 30 August 2022
As the Government continues to implement its Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, an important step has been taken with significant implications for developers. Changes to Building Regulations came into force on 15 June 2022, meaning developers must install EV charging points in new and refurbished buildings.
The Building Regulations 2010 have been amended to include requirements to install EV charging points as follows:
Each charging point must be:
The above requirements may cause practical headaches for developers, and thought needs to be given at an early stage as to the location of charging points and the necessary infrastructure required in each development.
The increase in the charging points being installed will however provide an opportunity for EV charge point installers and infrastructure providers in a growing market, add to green credentials and bolster ESG aspirations.
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