“Right to plug” regulation

Overview of the status and impact of the innovation

Innovation 2


“Right to plug” regulations give all EV drivers the legal right to install or have access to a charger. This is crucial for providing access to charging for people who live in multi-dwelling units, work in multi-tenant buildings or lack convenient off-street parking.

The regulation could require pre-cabling of parking spaces for new and existing residential buildings, for example, or specify a minimum number of chargers for buildings, especially new ones. One possible innovation is wiring lamp posts for kerbside charging.


Providing universal access to charging is vital for widespread EV adoption and for a just and fair transition.