The plans to develop and expand the capabilities of smart charging in the country have been revealed by the government of the United Kingdom. Recently, the government, in conjunction with the organization that regulates the energy industry, Ofgem, issued its Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan. It describes the steps that can be taken to make it the most popular method of long-term charging by the year 2025.
The statement indicates that smart charging makes use of data on energy consumption in order to charge automobiles with the least expensive power that is currently available. It may also make it possible for drivers of electric vehicles to power their homes using the electricity stored in their vehicles and then sell any excess power back to the grid. Graham Stuart, the Energy and Climate Change Minister for the United Kingdom, stated that “Today’s strategy spells out how we will work with Ofgem and the sector to launch the market for smart charging,” and that the government will provide “£16 million in innovation money” to support this plan.
In addition, the government of the United Kingdom has declared that it will allocate £16 million from its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio to the development of intelligent charging equipment. It comes with a “smart street light” that will make it possible for automobiles to receive smart charging on the road. In addition, the fund would connect various residential appliances, such as heat pumps, electric car charge stations, and batteries, to a more advanced energy grid. In addition to this, the strategy entails the implementation of a public education initiative highlighting the advantages of smart charging. In addition to this, it will help to assure the execution of consumer service standards, as well as the safety and compatibility of private charge points with the most recent advancements in the energy sector.