In July 2022, new regulations for EV charge points were introduced. The new regulations guarantee charge points have smart functionality. They will be set up to start charging at the best time for the electricity network. Peak demand occurs in the mornings and afternoons. So by default, it will only charge overnight or during the middle of the day.
However, this default will not take place if renewable energy is available! We often recommend and fit myenergi’s Zappi EV chargers for our customers. Not only does it operate as a standard EV charger, but it also has optional charging modes to utilise 100% green energy generated from your Solar PV or wind generation.
At our offices we have two Zappi chargers that we have linked to the solar panels. These allow us to charge both our EV company vehicles through solar energy when it is a lovely sunny day!
Myenergi has made a statement about these new changes; “This is a huge, positive forward-step by the UK government in preparing our homes for a smart, connected and democratised energy system – essential tools in driving-down emissions. However, we appreciate that any new regulations have the potential to be very daunting for customers – but myenergi’s committed to make sure they’re no cause for concern. That’s why we’ll be deep-diving into the specifics for each of these important new regulations to explain exactly what they mean, and how this’ll impact our products. We’re also working on some exciting new features and services which we can’t wait to talk to everyone about.”
EV charge points must be installed at new residential homes and buildings
These regulations also state that; cable routes must be installed in any parking spaces which do not have an EV charge point where a new residential building has more than 10 parking spaces, or where there are more parking spaces than dwellings.
Back in November 2021, Boris Johnson stated that this is a “pivotal moment”, with an estimated 145,000 EV chargers being installed because of the regulations.
This is part of the Government’s wider plan to cut carbon emissions. With £1.3 billion of investment dedicated to the EV charging infrastructure rollout.
It is hoped that this will help grow public EV charge points to support those without access to off-street parking.
It is great to see these new regulations, as they are a great step forward for the EV industry.
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