UK EV drivers, now’s the time to tell the government what you think about chargers

If you are an EV driver in the UK, you have a chance to tell the government what you think of the nation’s electric vehicle charging point.

At the end of last week, UK government opened a consultation It runs until 10 April, and is asking UK EV users to comment on what it is like to use charging points in the country and how they can be improved.

Calls are coming in from the national authorities, the Department of Transportation and the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles, which are looking to develop legislation to enact legislation to operate EV chargers.

This law will effectively standardize how EV charge works in the country. In the world of various connectors, apps, and charging options, standardization will be a huge boon for EV drivers.

A major focus is on how drivers pay for charging. DfT and OZEV want to implement the use of a single payment method and make payments as easy as possible. At the moment, every different charger company has its own app, and this can be a bit confusing.

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Transport bodies also want to find ways to ensure the network, and this chargepoint data is open so that users can see the status of the charger before leaving.

Respondents may also comment on how the charged infrastructure can be made safer, better illuminated and friendly for disabled drivers.

You can read DfT full and long, Offer here. Want to have your say? click here.


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Published February 15, 2021 – 11:03 UTC