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Electric Vehicles Charging Regulations to be published

UK informed about its plans to publish Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021

The Regulations will be published under the Automated and Electric Vehicles (AEV) Act 2018.  The AEV Act gives the Government the powers through secondary legislation to mandate that all electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints sold or installed in the UK must have smart functionality and meet minimum requirements, in areas such as cyber and data security, grid stability and interoperability.

There are also plans to extend the rules to private chargepoints to ensure that these basic elements of a smart system are in place at an early stage.  Furthermore, the regulations will ordinarily require compliance with elements of the British Standards Institution (BSI) standards for energy smart appliances (ESAs).

In 2019, UK Government set out its proposals for these regulations in the smart charging consultation. A summary of consultation responses was published in May 2020, a policy response is scheduled for June/July 2021. The relevant legislation is then planned to be laid in late 2021.

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