WITH more regulations being introduced for all electric vehicle chargers from the end of 2022, EV drivers, electrical retailers and installers should ensure that any new charger they are considering meets all of the regulations.
The latest Schedule 1: Security compliance regulations that are being applied from December 31 are in addition to the Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations that came into force in June 2022, says smart charging company Ohme.
These latest additional requirements cover cybersecurity and tamper-protection.
"Whether you're an electric vehicle driver looking to buy a new smart charger, an electrical retailer offering them for sale or an installer, from the end of this year all new EV chargers are legally-bound to meet these regulations," said Ohme chief executive David Watson.
"For total peace of mind, drivers, retailers and installers should ensure that they're buying a product that meets the latest regulations and ask to see the Statement of Compliance for the charger to confirm that."
Any installers wishing to fit non-compliant EV chargers from the end of December 2022 will have to seek prior approval from the Office for Product Safety and Standards.
Ohme is the official charger provider for the Volkswagen Group in the UK and also for customers on the Motability Scheme, the largest UK fleet operator.