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EV charge points to be required in new build homes ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would expect that most are and will be installed behind lockable garage doors.
Perhaps some in communities wishing to promote electric cars will install a charge point outside that can be turned on with a swipe of a credit or debit card.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are now large, glowing, humming pillars on London pavements (getting in pedestrians' way) for electric car charging.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vtsnowedin wrote:
I would expect that most are and will be installed behind lockable garage doors.
Perhaps some in communities wishing to promote electric cars will install a charge point outside that can be turned on with a swipe of a credit or debit card.


I doubt it in the UK, most new homes are of such rabbit hutch dimensions that any attached garage gets used for storage, as a utility room, or even (illegally) as another bedroom.

A newish house near me has been fitted with an EV charger on the driveway because the garage is used as a utility room for washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, linen store, and general storage.

And yes, use of the new charger DID blow the 60 amp service fuse. The electricity company want thousands to upgrade the supply.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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vtsnowedin wrote:
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I doubt it in the UK, most new homes are of such rabbit hutch dimensions that any attached garage gets used for storage, as a utility room, or even (illegally) as another bedroom. ....


Integral garages can be converted to habitable accommodation under Planning permitted development rights. It does, however, require Building Regulations approval.
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