British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers’ Association – Charging of Electric Vehicles

Electric-carThere are a number of options available in the UK for the charging of electric vehicles. A range of factors will influence a consumer’s decision to adopt any of the modes shown in the guide, and types of infrastructure, including the vehicle type, desired speed of charge, long-term interoperability and UK wiring regulations. The following set of recommendations is based on the current development of products and standards, and aims to promote safe and energy efficient charging practices.

There are many changes within the electrotechnical industry visible today as we work towards targets for renewable energy generation, carbon emission reduction and improved energy management. The expanding e-mobility market presents great opportunities for manufacturers in the UK to provide an interoperable infrastructure for a mass market of electric vehicles. With the growth of the electric vehicle market, private and public transport is now providing a new interface with the grid. In response to this BEAMA is providing a focus for the development of electrical infrastructures for electric vehicles, to ensure this interface is, safe, ‘smart’ and interoperable. The UK Government is projecting tens of thousands of electric vehicles to be in use in the UK by
2015 with acceleration in this ownership between 2015 and 2020. Forecasts for market development are of course difficult to predict as market acceptance will be dependent on many variables, including oil prices, electricity prices, infrastructure availability and consumer acceptance.

See the enclosed guide for more information

  Guide to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (3.8 MiB, 1,831 hits)