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New electric vehicle guidance for housebuilders

The National house Building Council has published a new report to give housebuilders advice on the key issues surrounding electric vehicle chargers. 

Following the government’s announcement that all new cars and vans should be zero-emissions by 2035, housebuilders and installers will need to meet increasing demand for domestic and commercial electric vehicle chargers.

The report, titled ‘Plugging in to the future – electric vehicle charging and new homes’ also examines the various types of EVs currently available and the different connecting cables and charge points being deployed.

Richard Smith, NHBC’s head of standards, innovation and research, said to PBCtoday: “We believe our new report will act as essential advice for housebuilders, developers and architects in what is unquestionably a fast-moving context. The industry will need to be ready to face into the many challenges related to charging points and EVs over the coming years as new petrol and diesel cars begin to be phased out.

“It is without doubt a sizeable challenge to meet net zero emissions. It is estimated that the UK needs more than 4 million EV charge points by 2030, from a figure of around only 182,000 just two years ago.

“We hope that this new report will help the housebuilding industry on its journey in helping to meet the government’s ambition of net zero emissions by 2050.”

Download the free report here.

Last updated 05 October 21