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Energy UK responds to new plan for smart electric vehicle charging

In response to the Government’s announcement on EV charging plan, Policy Manager Yumann Siddiq said:

‘Energy UK welcomes the Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan, which sets out the next steps needed to seize the full potential of smart charging and ensure it is the default mode by 2025. Smart charging allows consumers to use electricity at a lower cost, enabling it to be more efficiently distributed across the system, reducing the need for carbon intensive generation – and ultimately lowering bills for all consumers.

The importance of such technology evolving in all energy smart appliances therefore cannot be understated. The £16 million funding announcement from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, as well as the raft of companies across transport and heating receiving funding via the V2X Innovation Programme and Interoperable Demand Side Response Programme, is good news.

Energy UK will continue to work closely with Government on new policy and technical frameworks to ensure such services are secure to deliver maximum benefits to consumers.’