Allianz launches inspection service for EV chargers in the UK

Allianz’s engineer surveyors can now inspect charging points for electric vehicles, which new developments need to be equipped with since a Building Regulations update came into force in June.

The amended Building Regulations 2021 apply to all new buildings, as well as large offices and supermarkets undergoing major renovations. Those buildings are required to be equipped with charging points for electric vehicles.

In August, the government unveiled a pilot to install more than 1,000 public charge points across nine local authorities in England. The Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) scheme aims to create charging infrastructure, from on-street charge points to petrol station-style charging hubs, to help motorists without private driveways.

Last year, Allianz enhanced its fleet products to provide cover for electric vehicles and a wide range of services to support customers as they electrify their fleets. The specialist EV coverage includes third-party liability during charging, as well as damage cover for cables, connectors and electric wall boxes located at the insured’s premises or employee’s home (with the insured’s agreement).

Allianz will offer to examine these charging points for businesses that already use its inspection services or insurance policies, as well as for new customers.