Amendment to BS7671-EV Charging

On January 17, 2020, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Amendment to BS7671-EV Charging

There will soon be a new amendment to the BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations relating to the charging of electric vehicles.
 
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Amendment to BS7671-Electric Vehicle Charging

This amendment is due to be published in early 2020, and is intended to make installing charging points quicker and easier, and will reduce the cost of installations for both installers and consumers. The 18th Edition of the BS 7671 regulations was first made available in July 2018, and became the current standard on the 1st January 2019.

The planned amendments to BS7671 for electric vehicles are required due to the advances in electric vehicle charging technology that were not available when BS 7671:2018 was first published.

The government wants as many as 70% (and at least 50%) of new car sales to be ultra low emission by 2030, alongside up to 40% of new vans as part of its ‘Road to Zero’ strategy. In order to achieve these targets, a number of electric vehicle charging measures have been unveiled, including installing chargepoints in newly built homes, grants for chargepoint installations in existing homes commercial premises, and an expansion of on-street chargepoints.

As previously mentioned, the amendment will be published in January 2020 as a free to view document and will be effective immediately, meaning that industry will be able to work with the changes instantly.

Webro can supply EV cable of various types, including composites. Contact 0115 9724483 or sales@webro.com for more information.

More information about ‘Road to Zero’ can be found here.

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