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The new accessibility standard from BSI provides detailed requirements and recommendations for accessible EV charging

The new accessibility standard for public EV charging points developed by the BSI, in its role as the national standards body (NSB), launched on 11 October 2022, provides detailed requirements and recommendations for the design of public EV charging infrastructure. It covers the design and placement of charging points, including the location spacing and surrounding environment, as well as the information, signals and indicators to be provided.

This standard has been produced by the British Standards Institution (BSI), co-sponsored by Motability, the national disability charity (opens in a new window) and the UK Government’s Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) (opens in a new window).

The full title for the standard is PAS 1899:2022 Electric vehicles – Accessible charging – Specification (opens in a new window)

In our guidance we provide practical approaches to accessible public charging based on direct evidence from disabled people and those close to them, but we do not provide exhaustive commentary on PAS 1899:2022. The design guidance on this website draws on evidence that was also used to inform the standard.

Although this design guidance does not refer to every part of the standard, it provides a wealth of evidence-based insights and real-life challenges to help you to understand the importance of applying it and makes some suggestions about how to approach the requirements contained within it.