As of 2022, any new building projects in the UK will be required to include charging points for electric vehicles, in preparation for 2030 when the sale of petrol and diesel cars will end.
Under legislation announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, new houses, and non-residential buildings such as supermarkets and office sites, will be required to install electric vehicle charging stations as part of the development process. This requirement will also apply to any building undergoing significant renovations that will leave them with 10 or more parking spaces.
Setting up Britain’s green infrastructure
There is already more than 250,000 electric vehicle charging points in homes and workplaces across Britain, with almost 26,000 publicly accessible charging stations. It is forecast that this legislation will create up to 145,000 new electric vehicle charging points each year, helping build the necessary infrastructure to begin phasing out petrol and diesel cars in 8 years, and supporting the government’s long-term goal of reaching Net Zero by 2050.
Prioritising and fast-tracking investment into green infrastructure underpins each of the elements outlined in the government’s Net Zero Strategy document published last month ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow. The Prime Minister intends for Britain to “lead the world in the race to Net Zero” and gain a competitive edge on low-carbon technologies.
Electric vehicle charging points for businesses
If your business is constructing new sites or regenerating existing locations, you will be required to meet this new legislation and include electric vehicle charging points on-site.
Enexus Energy are offering free site surveys to support you with the compliance, sourcing, and installation of EV charging stations.
Contact us to book your free site survey and find out how this new requirement affects your business, and how we can help you implement these mandatory requirements.