Consultation on ways to speed up EV chargepoint installation
The government is launching a consultation to look at ways to speed up chargepoint installation across the country.
The proposals would give EV chargepoint operators the right to carry out street works using a permit rather than a licence.
Permits can be issued much faster, taking days instead of months, and are significantly cheaper to obtain than licences, reducing costs for operators and speeding up the chargepoint rollout for drivers.
While the consultation runs, a new good practice guide has been published by the government to improve consistency in processing licence applications across different areas.
The Department for Transport has also published a list of common questions and answers on the transition to EVs, including battery range and chargepoint availability across the country.
To provide further flexibility to individuals and organisations wishing to install EV charging outlets, the DfT will shortly consult on removing the 2-metre limitation so that wall-mounted outlets and upstands can be installed anywhere within an area lawfully used for off-street parking.