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Learn more about the background and context to accessible public EV charging for disabled people, including standards and legislation, and find resources on public charging points
Photo of a black and white fast charging unit. A black walking stick holder sticks out from the side of the white housing of the charging unit. A portable EV charging cable is looped neatly onto the walking stick holder.

Standards and legislation

PAS 1899:2022 Electric vehicles – Accessible charging – Specification

The British Standards Institution’s (BSI’s) standard on making public EV charging accessible for disabled people

Disability: quick start guide for service providers

This Disability Quick Start Guide tells you how the Equality Act 2010 changes how you have to act in order to prevent and address disability discrimination and disability-related harassment when you provide goods, facilities and services to the public

Equality Act 2010: guidance

Information and guidance on the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society

Background and context

Motability Foundation

Motability Foundation’s vision is that no disabled person shall be disadvantaged due to poor access to transportation

Motability Foundation reports

Motability Foundation reports on disability and transport, including accessible electric vehicle charging

Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV)

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) is a team working across government to support the transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). Who are providing support for the take-up of plug in vehicles, as well as funding to support chargepoint infrastructure across the UK


Designability is a charity that enables disabled people to live with greater independence. We use human-centred design to create products with and for disabled people to improve and enrich their lives, giving them greater choice every day. We are the authors of this Design Guidance for accessible public EV charging

Accessible EV charging: Scoping and discovery report

The accessibility of charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) has been identified by Motability, the national disability charity, as a priority area, to prevent disabled drivers, passengers, and pedestrians being disadvantaged as the UK phases out the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles. Designability is working with Motability on their wider project aiming to make EV charging accessible. This report describes the scoping and discovery work carried out by Designability

User engagement report

Designability, the disability and design charity, is working with Motability on their project aiming to make EV charging accessible. This report describes the User Engagement work carried out by Designability to understand in detail from disabled drivers and passengers, and the people close to them, about the future accessibility of electric vehicle charging

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure for people living with disabilities

This research, undertaken by Ricardo on behalf of Motability, investigates the regulatory, market, infrastructure and technological aspects that may form barriers for disabled drivers to charge plug-in electric vehicles

Going Electric?

Research undertaken by the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC), funded by Motability, into electric cars and the charging infrastructure shows that the needs of disabled drivers are being ignored

Public charging

Zap-Map EV charging app

Zap-Map is app and digital platform for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to search for chargepoints, plan longer journeys, pay on participating networks and share updates with other EV drivers