New regulations are set to be introduced in the UK, requiring the electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging network to have a reliability rate of 99% and offer real-time status updates.
The aim of the new Public Charge Point regulations is to improve the charging experience for EV owners and eliminate range anxiety. The regulations will set a minimum standard for public charge reliability, with an emphasis on ensuring the durability and constant use of charging units.
Additionally, all chargers will be required to provide real-time data on their status, giving potential users greater information.
Charging firms will also need to clearly display the cost of using a unit. Failure to comply with the requirements could result in fines of up to £10,000 per unit.
The new regulations were welcomed by the industry, which seeks to make the UK a leading destination for EV charging. The government also confirmed a £1.6bn investment in 300,000 new charge points by 2030.