The implications of proposed electric vehicle requirements for new homes

The planning system and building regulations are likely to play a key role in delivering the government’s objective of ensuring that all new homes should have an electric vehicle chargepoint available, according to experts. James Agyepong-Parsons reports

electric vehicle connected to charging point
The government will be consulting on chargepoint infrastructure requirements for new dwellings in England

New homes need to be ready for the arrival of electric vehicles, the government has said. Its Road to Zero transport strategy, published earlier this week, says that it is the government’s intention that all new homes, “where appropriate”, should have a chargepoint available.

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