What New Building Regulations Are There For an EV Charging Point?

As the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles is approaching, more facilities and resources need to be implemented to ensure this demand will be met. There will be more electric vehicles on the road, with sales outselling diesel last year. Therefore, it is vital that there are enough chargers available for public and private access. An EV charging point policy has been one of the government’s main priorities. 


These new regulations have been enforced to encourage more drivers to convert to electric vehicles and support the government’s ban. But, what regulations should you know about new buildings and which ones will affect you? Find out here. 

New Residential Buildings For EV Charging

Many people in the UK look for new builds for their first home. Between April the 1st 2021 and March the 31st 2022, there were 37,164 new builds completed. Most empty spaces of land are developed into new housing estates to match the increase in population. Whether this is new builds or new residential buildings, there are new rules that have been amended to The Building Regulations 2010 Part S.


In new builds, every home that has onsite parking must have its own EV charging point. Whereas, new residential buildings (such as a block of flats) that have a car park must have an EV charging point for each dwelling. This will encourage drivers to convert their vehicle and limit the stress of range anxiety they may feel.


But, it’s not just new residential buildings that should consider portable EV chargers for their tenants. Landlords should consider hiring and supplying portable EV chargers for their tenants to utilise whilst at home. Destination charging is a perfect solution for drivers who are concerned they will not have enough charge to make the journey the next day and do not have the time to go to public charging stations. Find out more about destination charging here.    

New Commercial Buildings

For commercial buildings, similar rules apply. New buildings that are being built specifically for commercial purposes must also ensure that an EV charging point is available for occupants.


In non-residential buildings that have more than 10 parking spaces available, there must be a minimum of 1 EV charging point for at least one-fifth of the remaining spaces. Similar to residential buildings, EV drivers can ensure they have enough charge whilst parked. Many drivers are concerned about the lack of charging infrastructure and relying on public spots which can result in long waiting times and unstable connections. This way, if both their home and workplace utilise portable EV chargers, drivers are guaranteed to stay connected. 

How Portable EV Chargers Can Help

Yet, this is great for new homes and new workplaces, but what about every other editing building? Portable EV chargers are ideal for every sort of building, as the number of electric vehicles continues to increase. These points need to be available to meet the demand and portable EV chargers guarantee this. 


Drivers can leave their vehicle charging and get about their day. Whether this is at work, at home or just doing general errands. Also, for workplaces, EV drivers may be more inclined to visit your business if they can see you adopt environmentally friendly solutions. It will also put your place of business on the map, with applications such as ZapMap that show the available charging points near drivers.

Elite EV Charge

At Elite, we provide temporary and permanent EV charging solutions for both drivers and businesses. No matter whether you require an EV charging point whilst at home or at your workplace. It is crucial that you are completely aware of the charging points you have available and how you can access these.


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