Today's announcement to mandate more charge points across the UK through all new homes and offices follows the EU's recent adoption of the second Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. 

The EU legislation sets a requirement to install pre-wiring infrastructure for resi schemes with more than 10 spaces and for 20% of spaces on commercial buildings. Although the EU legislation will post date Brexit it is likely to be influential upon the approach taken by the UK.

How housebuilders will react to the consultation is interesting. At last week's EV infrastructure summit housebuilders present were concerned about backing the right type of technology and not saddling developments with problematic third party infrastructure rights that could affect resale and funders.