BEAMA press release on today’s Government announcement on smart charging

14 Dec 2018

BEAMA welcomes the Government’s announcement this morning that all new government-funded home EV charge points must use smart technology from July 2019, confirming its commitment as set out in the Road to Zero report.

Howard Porter, CEO, said:

Smart charging is essential for grid flexibility and will help to keep consumer costs down by encouraging off-peak charging. BEAMA’s close engagement with the Government’s EV Energy Taskforce and the Mayor of London’s EV Infrastructure Taskforce makes us a strong voice for industry in the electrification and decarbonisation of road transport in the UK. Through our leadership of the technical workstream of the EVET, BEAMA is leading work to define what ‘smart’ means for electric vehicle infrastructure and how it can be delivered to bring most benefits to consumers, industry and the energy system.

To learn more about how your business can engage with energy flexibility and how BEAMA is helping its members to understand, develop and maintain the market for EV infrastructure, please visit our website beama.org.uk or contact Jeremy Yapp, Head of Flexible Energy Systems, Jeremy.Yapp@beama.org.uk.