UK utilities, institutes and solutions providers are seeking views on the standardisation, compliance, interoperability and best practices in the electric vehicles (EV) market.
The consultation is part of an effort to establish a UK industry EV Governance Framework (EVGF) by partners Energy UK, innogy, E.ON, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and solutions provider Gemserv.
This will help to boost consumer confidence, and address market failures via a forum that engages market actors.
The framework will help create a single point of reference to address compliance and market interdependencies that encompass the digital marketplace, a digital compliance tool, and an industry-led forum.
The Institution of the EVGF would consist of common rules and standards for data sharing, smart charging and help boost market efficiency and innovation.
A market analysis by Gemserv found that despite grants offered for charging points and tax reliefs aimed at the EV market, growth in zero-emissions vehicles represented on 2.2% of new vehicle registrations in the country.
This seemingly contradicts recent news that price parity has already reached between electric and conventionally-powered vehicles in the UK and other European countries.
The consultation is open until 08 April.