The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced a new amendment to BS 7671:2018 (IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition) which includes Electric Vehicle Charging Installations.

A new stand-alone update to Section 722 has been made following advances in technology that were not available when BS 7671:2018 was first published. The new amendment will allow a more practical solution for the installation of charging points.


Same technology, new application

Functionality built directly into charging equipment uses existing technology in a new way, allowing charging points to be set up more widely than ever before. The updated Section 722 will make installing charging points faster and simpler and will decrease the price of installations for both installers and consumers.

Mark Coles, Head of Technical Regulations at the IET explains: “JPEL/64 has been able to address a new opportunity for electric vehicle charging equipment that provides a practical, cost-saving solution benefiting industry, consumers and government alike, to help the UK lead the way in the roll-out of infrastructure to support the electric vehicle revolution.”

The amendment, which is due to publish in early 2020, will be free to view on the IET website, and forms part of a consolidated new Regulations following the next major amendment to BS 7671, expected in 2022.


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