In June 2022, there were substantial law changes under the Electric Vehicles (Small Charge Points) Regulations which became effective from 30 December 2022. The new measures ensure that charging points give sufficient protection to the electricity system and the personal data of the owner. Any future developments will therefore need to have due regard to the new regulations in the design proposals.
Smart functionality is now required for all Electrical Vehicle (EV) Chargers, which will mean a charge point is able to send and receive information and is able to respond to signals to increase the rate or time at which electricity flows. There must also be a measuring system to calculate how much electricity is imported or exported and how long charging lasts, with information visible to the owner. It comes after new laws introduced in June stipulated that all home and workplace chargers should have smart charging capability, which allows drivers to select when they charge their car to make sure it has enough energy for when they need it. This is particularly useful to those with an EV-friendly home tariff, where people can save money by not using electricity at certain times.
In this webinar, we will be discussing any relevant procurement-related issues and advising on the installation, operation and maintenance of the EV Chargers themselves in line with the statutory guidance from the perspective of both the developer (if carrying out the build yourselves) as well as the purchaser in instances where you will be acquiring units from a developer under a s106 agreement.
Nat advises on a broad range of property transactions with a particular emphasis on site acquisitions, development agreements, regeneration and utilities.
As well as this core area of work, Nat heads up our Energy, Telecoms & Infrastructure team.
Kris has extensive experience of negotiating, drafting, reviewing and reporting on all forms of commercial contracts including maintenance and facilities management contracts, supply and distribution contracts, catering contracts, joint venture agreements, outsourcing contracts care and support contracts and framework agreements for various works, services and supplies.