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What does the guidance cover, and what is not included?

What does this guidance cover?

The guidance offers principles to follow when procuring, designing, manufacturing or installing public Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points. Even small changes to designs can make a big difference to accessibility.

It covers signage and information, the built environment, and the process of charging an EV, including a range of:

  • Charging point locations

    We have considered on-street charging as well as charging at car parks, supermarkets, motorway service stations and forecourts.

  • Charging types

    Our guidance covers both fast and rapid charging units. See our page on charging speeds and connectors for details.

  • Access needs

    Our design guidance has been directly informed by the views and experiences of people with a wide range of accessibility needs, including those relating to mobility, strength, stamina, and dexterity – and by people using a range of mobility aids including walking sticks, crutches, walking frames and wheelchairs.

    Read how we developed the design guidance for how we worked with people on this project, and see our page on mobility aids for more about these.

  • Journeys

    Our design guidance is based on charging for all types of journeys, from local trips to journeys of several hundred miles.

What is not included in the guidance?