Electric car charging stations installed on driveways must meet new rules

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirms new legislation will be introduced to ensure electric plugs meet “smart charging standards”. He added drivers are set to benefit from the changes with motorists able to save on their energy bills.

Drivers could therefore access cheaper electricity tariffs or rewards for charging at less popular hours such as in the middle of the day.

The AA has backed the new changes confirming the breakdown group backs “welcomes” the proposals.

David Watson, Founder and CEO of charging company Ohme said the new smart charging rules were a “step in the right direction”.

But he warned incentives were needed for consumers to charge in less popular timeslots to manage a spike in demand.

“This must include incentives for consumers, businesses, and fleets, in addition to education and awareness campaigns, and greater collaboration between government, energy companies and clean tech companies.

“Smart charging technologies bring down the cost and complexity of electric vehicle charging and help to balance the National Grid.

“Without a concerted and holistic effort to encourage adoption, we risk undermining the success of the EV transition in the UK.”

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