Powering Electric Vehicles

Whether you’re a fleet operator, infrastructure provider, funder, energy supplier, manufacturer, grid operator or landowner looking to install infrastructure for your staff or visitors, we have specialists to help you

Transport is one of the few sectors where we can see a very clear transition to a low carbon future.

This transition will impact profoundly, and not only for motorists. Greater vehicle choice and improved charging infrastructure are needed, requiring better regulation and standardisation. More charge points will affect grid operation, whilst vehicle to grid exports will create commercial opportunities.

Our multi-disciplinary EV and E-charging team has the sectoral knowledge and experience to provide you with clear legal advice combined with commercial flair, made up of specialists from key practice areas across the firm, including:
  • Commercial and real estate aspects of energy infrastructure projects, including energy storage

  • Energy networks and retail supply regulation

  • Private equity investment in energy infrastructure

  • Information technology and data protection

As a full-service firm with a focus on the EV and E-charging sector, we tailor our service offering to fit your needs.

Our EV specialists advise on a broad range of topics, including

UK low carbon and sustainability law and policy

Including Climate Change Act 2008 and renewable subsidies and frameworks

Commercial agreements for developing and funding energy infrastructure

including for EV charging:- standalone and co-location

Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 and related law and policy

Including UK regulatory regime for battery storage and EV charging infrastructure

Advice on consumer law

Relating to payment obligations and services provided through EV charging infrastructure

Electricity supply terms and conditions, tariff regulation and supply licence exemptions
Vehicle to Grid (V2G) and wholesale trading and balancing services
UK low carbon and sustainability law and policy

GB electricity codes & agreements

Advice on policy changes

Relating to flexibility for electricity networks

Asset Finance

Advice on funding, leasing, consumer based contracts, together with FCA and CCA legislation

GB metering agreements

And associated codes and processes

We're proud to be trusted legal advisors to many industry leaders

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We’re proud to have unrivalled connections across the sector. Here’s just a few examples of who we work with

GB Network
15 Retail
Energy Suppliers
Vehicle Rental & Other
Fleet Operators
Some of the UK’s Leading Car Insurers
Vehicle Manufacturers
Education Clients
6 of the Top 10 UK House Builders
Case Study

Octopus Energy

We advised one of the largest independent energy suppliers, Octopus Energy, and in early 2019 we were asked to prepare a suite of regulated finance and leasing agreements to support its electric vehicle rental business and associated charge point services.

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