We welcome the move to use building regulations to enable a more cost-effective approach towards the transition and uptake of electric vehicles. Over the last couple of years, Gemserv has been working with a wide range of EV market participants to better understand developments and trends.
- There is a need for a whole system approach and impact assessment with regards to mandating specific charging solutions such as a 7kW charging point.
- There are interdependencies between the provision of charging points and the actual travel demand.
- There is an impact on the electricity system, capacity constraints in terms of grid assets and supply fuses resulting in a reduction in flexibility of what electric devices can be installed in the building context.
- Awareness is needed of products and services for EV charging that could be undermined by the proposal or may render the proposal unnecessary
- Joined up thinking is required in terms of the provision of a comprehensive and affordable national charging infrastructure that is commercially viable
- There needs to be clarity how any mandated requirements will deliver against the pool of electrified national vehicle miles
- Cost should be described in a comparable way for instance the added cost to a electric vehicle mile.
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