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UK Government rolls out plans that will save EV consumers up to 1k a year

This landmark plan intends to unlock the potential of smart electric vehicle charging, as the users benefit from lower energy bills and cheaper motoring.


The 'Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan', published by the government and energy regulator Ofgem, sets out steps being taken to seize on the significant potential of smart charging and make it the preferred method of long duration charging by 2025.


The Government outlined three steps to focus on:

  • making smart charging the affordable, convenient choice for consumers

  • providing the right business landscape for electric vehicle smart charging products

  • an energy system ready for electric vehicle smart charging

These plans include allowing motorists to charge electric vehicles when electricity is cheaper or cleaner, allowing consumers to power their home using electricity stored in their electric vehicle, or even sell it back to the grid for profit. It is expected high mileage motorists could save up to £1,000 a year through smarter charging.


Energy and Climate Minister Graham Stuart said:

"We want to make smart charging an easier choice for drivers of electric vehicles, whether that is charging on the driveway, at the workplace, or parked on the street. To do that we need to build new network infrastructure at pace, using the latest available technologies. Today’s plan sets out how we will work with Ofgem and industry to kickstart the market for smart charging, which we are backing up with £16 million in innovation funding."

The government also announced £16 million funding from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) for technologies that harness the potential of smart charging, including a smart street lamppost which will enable motorists to access smart charging on the move, and projects that will enable domestic appliances, from heat pumps to electric vehicle charge points and batteries, to integrate into a smarter energy system.


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