Do New Build Homes Need EV Chargers?

Published on
September 8, 2022
Do New Build Homes Need EV Chargers?

Do new build homes need EV charge points installing?

First and foremost, having EV charging available at home is always a preferable choice, particularly as we move toward a more environmentally friendly future. Did you know that, as of June 2022, every new build home in the UK must have EV charge points installed? Additionally, not only will residences be obliged to have access to electric car charging, but also newly constructed supermarkets, places of business, and buildings with designated parking that are undergoing extensive renovations.

What are the regulations for EV charge points in new homes?

The legislation is a component of the UK's new Building Regulations, which seek to transition the country to an electric vehicle economy with new petrol and diesel cars sales banned from 2030. The government expects the new legislation will "make it as easy as refuelling a petrol or diesel car today," and claims that enforcing this law would result in the installation of 145,000 more charge stations across England each year.

Electric vehicles are growing more popular in the UK, accounting for 11.6% of car sales and reaching 15% in the first quarter of 2022. The advantages of a home charger in terms of convenience, accessibility, and affordability are evident even despite rising power rates. Home charging will continue to be significantly less expensive than driving a combustion engine car as you can discover if you use our free EV car charge point calculator. This is all the more reason for new-build homes to have EV charging installed.  

These new guidelines are intended to reduce the load on the National Grid while also ensuring the best charging pricing for customers. As a result of this new law and significant investment in the UK's charging infrastructure, there has never been a better time to buy an EV.

With new building regulations taking effect, home developers may need to include EV charging stations as part of their developments. Manta Power installs EV charging stations for housing developers and new build homes around Cornwall, and since we are OZEV authorised, we can assist you in qualifying for applicable grants. We have connections with an array of renowned EV charger manufacturers, so that you can choose the EV charger to suit your brief.

Let Manta Power handle it so you can concentrate on development while we quickly and painlessly cross the installation of an EV charging station off your list. Get in touch today to find out how we can assist.

Thinking of moving home but want to add a bit more value? Buy an EV charger. Rivervale Leasing found that homes with an L2 (Level 2) charger sell for approximately 13% more than the average house price in the area. Furthermore, 76% of houses showed an increase in value when they featured an L2 charger as part of their infrastructure, compared to the other homes in the area.

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