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Interim Guidance: Electric Vehicles in Covered Car Parks

The government has published interim guidance produced by Arup regarding fire safety considerations and measures to support the parking and charging of electric vehicles and the installation of electric vehicle charge points in covered car parks.


This guidance is intended for car park operators, designers, risk assessors and owners of covered car parks.


It outlines fire safety considerations and measures to take when:

  • retrofitting existing covered car parks for the provision of electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs)

  • designing new covered car parks for the provision of EVs and EVCPs


The new guidance includes:

  • General EV fire hazards

  • Access requirements

  • Charging of EV

  • Installation of EV charge points

  • Mitigation measures


Click to see the copy of the guidance:



Covered car parks: fire safety guidance for electric vehicles
fire safety guidance for electric vehicles

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