New EV charge points installed at home and in the workplace will be pre-programmed to switch off during peak hours to help ease pressure on the National Grid.
Electricity networks want to accelerate investment in infrastructure to speed up the UK’s transition to electric vehicles
The creation of a convenient and comprehensive public charging network is vital to build confidence for the transition to electric cars and vans, and to keep their wheels turning.
National Grid’s latest Future Energy Scenarios (FES) outline is predicting that 80% of households with an electric vehicle will use smart charging to help balance electricity demand.
More electric vehicles (EVs) and smart chargers could have saved the National Grid up to £133 million during the lockdown period, according to members of the Flexibility First Forum.