Government announces EV charge-points must be smart

From 1 July, all government-funded home charge-points must utilise smart technology if they are to be supported by the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. This means they must have the ability to be remotely accessed and be capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal.

The new regulations are part of the drive towards the government’s net zero emissions target and support its ambition for future transport to be both cheaper and greener.

Roads Minister Michael Ellis, explained on 24 June that the new requirements could help to keep costs down for consumers. Around 200 charge-point models from 25 manufacturers have been confirmed as eligible after 1 July 2019.