OZEV announces new regulatory review

Office for Zero Emission Vehicles has today announced the launch of the Future of Transport, a new regulatory review that aims to address current problem areas and barriers in EV charging infrastructure.

The announcement comes just weeks after the release of the new eligibility criteria for the workplace and home charge point schemes. 

This consultation has been developed on previous years’ work and will review areas of transport regulation that are outdated, barriers to innovation or that have not been created with new technologies and business models in mind.

We want the UK to be a world leader in shaping the future of transport. A flexible and forward-looking regulatory framework for transport is critical to achieving this.” – OZEV

EV charging infrastructure needs to be accessible and affordable for everyone to support drivers in making the switch to electric vehicles. Improvements also need to be made to ensure that infrastructure is easy to use and understand. 

The Department for Transport (DfT) recognises that the rollout of charging infrastructure is a vital component in order to achieve net zero targets and to support the ban of all new ICE vehicles and are asking for help in gathering views.

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles is seeking views on four key areas:

  • a statutory obligation to plan for and provide charging infrastructure
  • requirements to install charge points in non-residential car parks
  • new powers to support the delivery of the Rapid Charging Fund
  • requirements to improve the experience for electric vehicle consumers

Learn more about the proposals and submit your response here.