Distribution network operators (DNO) are cutting the paperwork needed to install an electric vehicle (EV) charging point by standardising the process for all homes and businesses.

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) said its members would make greater use of data and smart technologies.

National Grid predicts there could be up to 10.6 million EVs on Britain’s roads by 2030.

The paperwork for connecting heat pumps to local networks is also being simplified.

Renewables industry welcomes developments

David Smith, Chief Executive at the ENA, said: “We want to help super-charge Britain’s EV roll-out.

“By finding new ways to cut the amount of paperwork, we are making it easier and quicker for EV charge points to connect to the network, helping the public make the switch to cleaner, greener transportation.”

Daniel Brown, Policy Manager and EV lead at the Renewable Energy Association, said: “We welcome this new process, which will help streamline the deployment of EV charging in homes and commercial settings, and particularly the accommodation it gives to the benefits of smart charging.”

> See the ENA's statement