Electric vehicle charging spaces (EVCS)- Priority spaces

The current criteria for EVCS do not address provision for priority spaces, such as those allocated to disabled use and car sharing.

The assessor and design team should, therefore, take a pragmatic approach to this and, where the overall number of required EVCS permits, an appropriate proportion of these should be provided for priority spaces. This will not be deemed as ‘double-counting’ as the number of EVCS required should be considered independently of other requirements.

The intent is that electric vehicle charging spaces are available to all building users (where possible).