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17:25  16 july  2019
17:25  16 july  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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All new -build homes in England will soon come fitted with an electric car chargepoint under Government plans to support low-emission drivers and encourage the take-up of electric vehicles . The Department for Transport's public consultation on changing building regulations in England opens

England could become the first country in the world to make electric car chargepoints in new homes mandatory in an overhaul of building regulations in the next two years.. The government is holding a public consultation on supporting adoption of electric vehicles across the UK

Electric car charging points to be added to all new homes in England by law © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

All new build homes in England are soon to be fitted with an electric car charge point, under new government plans.

The proposals aim to support and encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the UK, and improve the experience of charging.

The plans were outlined by the government in a public consultation on changing building regulations in England yesterday (15 July), with a view to make it mandatory by law for all new build homes to come equipped with charge points.

Electric car charging points to be added to all new homes in England by law © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Under the plans, all new homes with a dedicated parking space are to be built with an electric charge point, making charging easier, cheaper and more convenient for drivers. The legislation would be a world first and is part of England's efforts to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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New homes in the UK could all be fitted with electric car charging points in the future, as the UK government has outlined a number of EV-supportive proposals in a public consultation on England ’s building regulations.

Requirements that all new private charge - points use “smart”technology are also under consideration. This would help stabilise the network and reduce costs for Consultations on changing the building regulations in England will take 12 weeks. Regulations for Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are

The government also announced it wants to see all newly installed rapid and higher powered charge points provide debit or credit card payment by spring 2020.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said, "With record levels of ultra-low emission vehicles on our roads, it is clear there is an appetite for cleaner, greener transport.

"Home charging provides the most convenient and low-cost option for consumers.

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"You can simply plug your car in to charge overnight as you would a mobile phone."

The government has already taken steps to ensure that existing homes are electric vehicle ready, by providing up to £500 off the cost of installing a charge point at home.

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The transport chief believes the lack of electric vehicle (EV) charging points is the main obstacle standing in the way of an “ electric car revolution”. Currently only 5.5% of new cars sold in the first six months of the year are hybrids (operating with petrol and a battery) and pure electrics – compared

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Almost 100,000 domestic charge points have been supported through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme, which offers drivers a discount on the cost of buying and installing one at home.

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With all charge points set to be fitted to new build homes, motorists stand to save around £1,000 per year in fuel costs compared to those who rely on public charging facilities, according to electric car charging provider Pod Point.

The government also announced that it is consulting on requirements that all new private charge points use 'smart' technology. This means an electric vehicle would charge at different times of the day in response to signals, such as electricity tariff information.

This would encourage off-peak charging, helping to keep costs down for consumers.

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