Electric Vehicle Charge Points for New Builds: New Legislation for Greener Homes

With the Government committed to achieving a net-zero carbon footprint for the UK by 2050 electric vehicle charge points for new builds and refurbishments have just jumped to the top of the agenda.

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With the Government committed to achieving a net-zero carbon footprint for the UK by 2050 electric vehicle charge points for new builds and refurbishments have just jumped to the top of the agenda. The government is already providing grants for home owners to install charge points in existing homes (see our previous article here) and now they are recognising that the construction industry can also make a contribution to protect or repair the environment.

 

 

EV charge points for new builds

 

On 22nd November at the Confederation of British Industry’s annual conference, the government announced that, from 2022, all new residential builds with off-road parking, all new commercial builds, and major refurbishments to businesses with 10 or more parking spaces will need to be fitted with an EV charge point. A summary of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s CBI speech on this EV Revolution as they are calling it, can be found by clicking here; but what it amounts to is 145,000 additional new charge points per annum as the UK heads towards net-zero in 2030.

 

Details of any available government funding to support this are sketchy; but construction companies large and small will need to ensure that their skillsets and accreditations are up to speed to comply with the new legislation.

 

 

Are your electricians OZEV-authorised?

 

Bigger builders, those with their own in-house electrical installers, will probably already be taking steps to ensure that their electricians are au fait with EV charge point installation, and have the necessary certification from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicle (OZEV). But the implications for smaller building companies, which commonly outsource their electrical work to subcontractors, are a potential issue. Put simply, not all electricians have the capacity, the experience or the authorisation to install EV charge points; so some builders may find themselves left with this essential gap in their skills portfolio.

 

 

We can help!

 

For building companies facing a headache over the new EV charge point requirements, Excel Electrical can take the pain away. Fully OZEV-authorised, we’ve been in the vanguard of EV charge point installation since 2018.

 

Backed by 20 years of experience we have the expertise construction companies are looking for and we can work alongside you and your existing contractors to provide the EV charge point installations you need. And if you’re struggling to get to grips with EV-related government legislation or funding: at Excel Electrical we make it our business to keep abreast of any developments, large or small, in the UK’s drive towards a net-zero future. We read the small print so you don’t have to.

 

So if you have any queries on electric vehicle charge points for new builds or refurbishments, or need to plan ahead for upcoming projects to include charge point installation, contact us and outline your situation. We’ll discuss the logistics of the installation programme you may need – how long it will take, and how we’ll work with you and other contractors to make the process easy.

 

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