More regulations are being introduced for all electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the UK from the end of this year. EV drivers, electrical retailers and installers will need to ensure that any new charger they are considering meets all of the new regulations.
The security compliance regulations that are being applied from 31 December 2022 are in addition to the Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations that came into force in June 2022. These latest additional requirements cover cybersecurity and tamper protection.
Any installers wishing to fit non-compliant EV chargers from 31 December 2022, will have to seek prior approval from the Office for Product Safety and Standards.
Ohme, the smart charger provider, says that their chargers were already extremely secure and now meet these latest requirements ahead of the deadline. This means installers can fit an Ohme charger with total confidence.
David Watson, Ohme CEO, said: “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.
“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.”
Ohme’s smart chargers enable drivers to take advantage of all the times of low-price charging, not just particular set hours by connecting with the grid in real-time automatically.
Using the Ohme app, drivers can set the Home Pro to charge their vehicle when prices drop below a set point. Ohme also allows drivers the option to charge their car when renewable energy generation on the National Grid is at its highest, further lowering their CO2 impact.
Back in October, Ohme announced that it is the new official charging partner for the Volkswagen Group. This includes Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, ŠKODA, CUPRA and SEAT.