Networks commit to cut EV charging red tape

The UK’s distribution network operators (DNOs) have committed to cut the red tape surrounding EV charger installations, aiming to help facilitate more mass installs.

Today the UK’s six DNOs have responded to calls from the parliament, enacting reforms that will make it easier for charging network operators to install charge points.

These reforms include a new, standardised process for all types of properties and businesses to apply for grid connection approval. As it stands, installers need to complete a range of different forms and meet different requirements in order to inform them of a new installation.

Milton Keynes 'Mushrooms' Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

Milton Keynes ‘Mushrooms’ Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

But as a result of these changes, the process will be streamlined and paperwork slashed. In addition, there is further work in the pipeline to digitalise the entire process, simplifying it further still.

Last month the government responded to a business, energy and industrial strategy select committee report into EV charging that sought to identify and highlight, as well as a perceived lack of real ambition on the government’s side, a raft of potential barriers that could hamper the adoption of EVs and rollout of associated infrastructure.

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