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Requirements for electric vehicle charging points

Great Britain published draft Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021.

The British ‘Automated and electric vehicles (AEV) act 2018’ gives the UK Government the powers through secondary legislation to mandate that private electric vehicle chargepoints sold or installed in the UK must have smart functionality and meet minimum device-level requirements. The UK gave a “pre-notification” in March 2021 to give the opportunity to provide early comment.

No technical comments were received. Therefore, based on the mandate from AEV, Great Britain recently published draft Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021.

The Regulations cover issues such as: smart functionality, electricity supplier interoperability, loss of communications network access, safety, measuring system, off-peak charging, randomised delay, security, assurance, register of sales and others.

To find out more about the detailed requirements of Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021, do not hesitate to contact our Product Compliance and Automotive Regulatory Team.

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