Government seeks drivers’ views on EV charging

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) has launched a consultation seeking views from drivers on ways to improve the consumer experience of those using public electric vehicle charge points.

It wants to introduce regulations that improve the consumer experience in the following four areas: 

  • making it easier to pay 
  • opening up charge point data 
  • using a single payment metric 
  • ensuring a reliable network. 

The consultation also seeks views on three emerging policy areas: 

  • accessibility for disabled consumers 
  • weatherproofing and lighting 
  • signage. 

The BVRLA will be working with members to build an appropriate response reiterating some of the key issues put forward in the CMA call for evidence into EV charging, this highlighted issues with pricing, payment, universal access, and accessibility that need to be addressed.  

The deadline for responses is 10 April. This will also be subject of discussion at EV working group meetings with OZEV as it prepares the National Infrastructure Strategy.

If you would like to provide any feedback, contact BVRLA's Senior Policy Officer Catherine Bowen.

Details of all open consultations and responses can be found on the BVRLA website.