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FAQ F-00203
What does the GBCA define as appropriate electric vehicle charging infrastructure ?

The GBCA defines appropriate electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as providing fast charging EV chargers i.e. AC or DC chargers for both staff and visitor parking provisions. 

EV charging infrastructure should be provided for a minimum 5% of total car parking spaces, should comply with all relevant Standards and health and safety legislation, be easily accessible and be located undercover. It is noted that trickle chargers, also referred to as occasional use chargers/ emergency chargers/ portable EV chargers which use a standard (three-prong) 220V plug are only recommended in urgent cases and therefore unsuitable to provide as a permanent EV charging solution for staff and visitors.

Documentation Requirements:

Please provide the following in your submission:

  • Evidence demonstrating that EV infrastructure has been provided for a minimum 5% of the car parking spaces, for example, project drawings showing the dedicated car parking spaces. 
  • Evidence that fast charging EV infrastructure has been provided i.e. AC or DC charging ports.
  • Evidence that clear signage has been provided for the EV infrastructure.
  • A copy of this response.

 

 





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