New Electric Car Charging Points Law Kicks in - Here’s What You Need to Know

Electric Car Charging Points installed in a home
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A new law requiring electric car charging points to have “smart” behaviour has come into effect which will affect owners of electric vehicles. 

Electric cars are becoming more mainstream in the UK, accounting for 11.6% of cars sold in the UK and over 15% in the first quarter of 2022. These new rules are designed to limit the strain on National Grid and ensure the best prices for customers when charging. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.