IET & BSI publish Amendment 1 to BS 7671:2018 Wiring Regulations 

The IET and BSI has released Amendment 1 to BS 7671:2018 (18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations), which enables a more practical solution for Electric Vehicle Charging Installations. This will help support the rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the country. 

Containing the updated Section 722 (Electric Vehicle Charging Installations), Amendment 1 comes into effect immediately, instead of after the usual 6 month delay, and will form part of a consolidated version of BS 7671 following the next major amendment, expected in 2022. 

[Text Wrapping Break]Dan Palmer, associate director of committees at BSI, said that the update would make the installation of electric charging points quicker, easier and less costly. “It will help to make electric charging common-sight on UK streets and fuel the growth of the electric car usage. The UK is leading the electric revolution by committing to 50% of new car sales to be ultra-low emission by 2030.”  

Mark Coles, head of technical regulations at the IET, added: “By producing Amendment as a stand-alone, free-to-view document, this updated Section 722 will reach industry much quicker than a full, consolidated amendment would allow, enabling installers to take advantage of BS 7671:2018+A1:2020 as soon as possible.” 

Amendment 1 is now available as a free-to-view PDF at theiet.org/updates. 

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