Electric Vehicle (EV) connections guide
We developed and published a new EV connections guide. We made improvements to the EV-related information available on our website.
Net zero targets are driving a significant increase in local generation and the uptake in low carbon technologies, in particular EVs.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the UK’s ban on selling petrol, diesel and hybrid cars would be brought forward from 2040 to 2035, which is designed to cut carbon emissions and achieve the national target of creating a fully decarbonised UK transport system by 2050.
Our latest projections suggest that there could be more than 3 million EVs
on our roads by 203515 and we have been working with our stakeholders and partners to support the development of the charging infrastructure required to support this uptake.
We have seen a significant increase in the number of applications we are receiving for new and innovative types of EV charging projects and our team is working hard to support our customers, help them understand the technical parameters and identify the most viable and cost-effective connections solutions.
Recognising that there is not a ‘one size fits all approach’, we have made it easier for customers to apply for different types of EV charging projects. We produced a new guide with practical advice for anyone looking to install chargers at home, in public areas and on streets and motorways.
We also made improvements to our website, creating a dedicated EV section that explains how to apply for different types of EV charging projects and provides links to useful online resources and tools, including AutoDesign.
We also published a series of EV-related frequently asked questions, providing answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive.
Importantly, we have delivered these improvements together with our connections stakeholders and in line with their feedback. We will continue to work with our customers and stakeholders to support them and to help accelerate the uptake of EVs in our region.
- You can read our EV charging connections guide here and visit the EV section on our website at northernpowergrid.com/electric-vehicles