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Gemserv’s response to the Electric vehicle charge points in residential and non-residential buildings consultation

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.

In summary:

  • 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.

To read our full response, please click below:

Electric vehicle charge points in residential and non-residential buildings consultation

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can support you in your work, share our thoughts and ideas and answer any questions you may have with regards to our response.

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