Charging Ahead: How EV Legislation is transforming the property industry

Thursday 19th October 12:15 - 13:00

Residential Developers Theatre

Legislation came into force in June 2022 as part of an amendment to the country’s Building Regulations requiring all new homes and commercial buildings to install EV chargepoints. Similar legislation has also been, or is soon to be brought in across Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The regulations aim to future proof homes and buildings. It tied in with the government’s goal to transition from petrol/diesel vehicles to electric by 2035 (pushed back this week from the original target of 2030), and is part of its strategy to reach net zero by 2050. But what does the legislation mean for the property industry and how has it been impacting the sector?

The session will explore the following:

  • Extent to which the regulations are helping the government achieve its zero emissions target and the role of the building sector in facilitating this

  • How EV charging is helping housebuilders to enhance the sustainability of their developments

  • The longer-term investment case for EV charging including increased asset value, desirability etc

  • Why educating the sector is essential during this phase where EV is scaling and expertise is still evolving

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Rob Hughes

Head of Built Environment

Pod Point

Rob started his career in Property Management before moving into Energy Services where he focused on demand side management, procurement and compliance.

Since joining Pod Point in 2017, Rob has focussed on bringing new commercial models to emerging electric vehicle charging clientele. This work has varied from consulting large commercial business fleets in their transition to electric vehicles, to launching strategies to allow occupants in multi-occupancy dwellings such as flats to install charging in their shared parking areas. Rob now leads Pod Point’s Built Environment team supporting major developers across the UK to meet and fulfil their planning requirements.

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