The Roads Minister has announced that all government funded home chargepoints installed in the future must be ‘smart’. 
From July 1st 2019, all chargepoints backed by the government Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme must have ‘the ability to be remotely accessed and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal’. It is hoped the move will help minimise the impact of electric vehicles on the electricity system and reduce costs for consumers by encouraging off-peak charging. 
 
Approximately 200 chargepoint models, from 25 chargepoint manufacturers, have been confirmed as eligible after July 1st 2019. They can be found on the government’s online chargepoint model approval list. 
 
In July 2018 the government published its Road to Zero strategy, requiring all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040. 
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