All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative â€˜smartâ€™ technology from July 2019. The government announced this today, fulfilling the commitment in theÂ Road to Zero Strategy published earlier this year.
This means chargepoints must be able to be remotely accessed. Each one capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal. Smart charging can also reduce high peaks of electricity demands, minimising the cost of electric vehicles.Â It will also keep costs down for consumers by encouraging off-peak charging. More here..
â€œChargebase has the smallest charger on the market and unlike the national suppliers who are only interested in quick and simple installations, they had qualified electricians willing to do the extra work we needed. I paid a little extra above a standard install for the extra work, but the price was competitive and they arrived on time and completed the install to my complete satisfaction.â€?
- Mr S, Sandhurst.