EU: parking in new buildings wired for charging

New requirements for parking spaces at homes and work to be pre-wired for electric car chargers have been proposed by the EU.

However, Transport & Environment (T&E) cautioned against leaving behind the vast majority of motorists who live and work in existing buildings, where there will be no requirement.

New and renovated non-residential buildings, such as offices and shops, would also have to be equipped with a minimum number of installed charging points, according to the proposed new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). And, for the first time, drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) would have the right to install a charger – at their own cost, if necessary – whenever they purchase or lease an EV in Europe.

MEPs and EU governments will now debate the proposal before deciding on the final directive that will become law.

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