Owners of electric vehicles, even those who do not own one, need to be aware of the significant legal change that has recently become effective. The new regulation, which was implemented last year, mandates the installation of electric vehicle charging points in every home and place of business. This gives drivers the option to decide when to charge their vehicle so that it will be ready when they are.
What Is The New Rule On Electric Charging Points?
As previously mentioned, the new regulation mandates that virtually every new structure be equipped with an electric vehicle charging station. The most recent revision calls for anyone installing an at-home charger point for their electric car to ensure that it has “smart functionality” and addresses the “security requirements” for individual charger points. According to the government, these rules ensure that charging stations protect the electrical system and provide an additional security measure for the owner’s personal data.
What Can Happen If A Building Doesn’t Have A Charging Point?
The law stipulates that the maximum fine for failure to comply will be £10,000 per charge point sold, and that the maximum fine for obstructing officers and making false statements will be £250,000.
The Charging Points Requirements
To increase the rate or duration at which electricity flows through the charge point, it must have smart functionality, including the capacity to send and receive information and to react to signals. A measuring system that is visible to the owner of the information should be included in order to calculate the amount of electricity that is imported or exported as well as the duration of charging. The rules announced in June were created to guarantee that all chargers for use at home and at the office support smart charging.
In order to protect people’s personal information, people must also make sure that the charge point has a unique passport and was not set by the owner. Additionally, installers who want to instal non-compliant EV chargers after December 31, 2022, must obtain prior Office for Product Safety and Standards approval.
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