New Electric charging price transparency regulations UK

As part of the plan, they will make it easier to compare the costs of different public charging points in a bid to drive competition and bring down prices. 

Providers will have to show their prices using a standardised pence-per-kilowatt hour (kWh). 

Power to the people! New laws will help drivers find cheapest charging points for electric cars as part of green revolution for motoring – Daily Mail – August 2021

They will also have to make this information available for price comparison websites and apps so drivers can discover where they can go nearby for cheaper charging.

Ministers will use legislation to mandate price transparency and make charging point data publicly available. 

Smart Street Charging scheme

The Government has launched a Smart Street Charging scheme where On Street chargers can be charged to the user in a similar way as a Home electricity tariff, such as Octopus Agile, to get the best overnight rates.

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