With more regulations being introduced for all electric vehicle chargers from the end of this year, EV drivers, electrical retailers and installers should ensure that any new charger they are considering meets all of the regulations, warns award-winning smart charging company Ohme.
The latest Schedule 1: 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. Ohme chargers were already very secure and now meet these latest requirements ahead of the deadline.
“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,” says Ohme CEO David Watson. “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.”
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 – something they don’t have to do with Ohme. That way, installers can fit an Ohme charger with total confidence.
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 with renewable energy generation on the grid is at its highest.
Ohme is the official charger provider for the Volkswagen Group in the UK and also for customers on the Motability Scheme, the largest UK fleet operator in the UK, and has been named as the Best Electric Charging Point Provider by Business Motoring.