New homes and buildings such as supermarkets and workplaces, as well as those undergoing major renovation, will be required to install electric vehicle charge points from next year, under new legislation announced by the Prime Minister.
This week’s announcement follows a consultation in 2019 when the Government looked at charge point requirements for new residential and non-residential buildings. The Government will make the requirement to install electric vehicle infrastructure mandatory within building regulations.
Initially there had also been a proposal that regulations should apply to all non-residential car parks with over 20 spaces to be introduced from 2025. The Government has agreed that this will not be a requirement, however, as part of the Future of Transport Regulatory Review consultation on Zero Emission Vehicles, it is seeking alternative powers in relation to non-residential car parks of existing buildings.
Regulations will be laid in Parliament by the end of 2021 and will come into force after six months from that date to give businesses time to adjust.
Further information can be found on the GOV.UK website.
To find out more about what is coming next – and the main developments in 2021 – when it comes to decarbonisation, the next BVRLA Fleets in Charge webinar is taking place next month. Titled ‘2021 – an electrifying year in review’, the event will see industry and government experts share their thoughts on most significant developments for zero emission vehicles and transport decarbonisation over the last 12 months and what is coming next.
The 60-minute webinar will feature an update from Natasha Robinson from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), which she will follow with a Q&A session.
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