We are proposals to alter existing:
buildings regulations to include a requirement for electric vehicle chargepoint infrastructure.
The government proposes every new residential building with an associated car parking space to have a chargepoint. We propose this requirement applies to buildings undergoing a material change of use to create a dwelling.
Installing chargepoints in residential buildings will add an additional cost ofapproximately £976 per car parking space for an average home.
This is not correct. If you are installing a chargpoint in af ront wall next to a parking space the cost for the socket is £45. If you have flats where anyone can plug in (to avoid electricity rsutling) the cost of a digital charging pole is 14-16 thousand. This will likely kill off affordable apartments and build to rent. As of yet there is no technical solution to this at an affordable price. The sensible thing to do is integrate them with lampost however until we have an affordable solution the cost will still fall on purchasers through being rolled into adoption charges.
The consultation does not even acknowledge this problem, though it suggests setting an upper limit of cost per dwellings it does not state what this is.
The impact assessment doesnt even understand the difference in cost between a single socket which can be secured with a key and dedicated infrastructure for apartments.