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ChargeUp Europe warmly welcomes increased ambitions in overhaul of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Date

16 Dec 2021

Sections

Energy

We are happy to see that the proposal recognizes the critical role that buildings have in accelerating the decarbonization of transport. Currently, over 75% of all EV charging sessions currently take place at home or at the workplace, but there are significant regulatory and administrative barriers to installing infrastructure in many settings.

We are particularly pleased to see the introduction of higher targets for charging infrastructure installation for new and renovated buildings and important provisions on smart charging capability. The proposals call for:

  • 1 charging point for every 5 parking spaces in new and renovated non-residential buildings, compared with 1 in 10 in the existing EPBD.  
  • The installation of cabling for every parking space in new residential buildings and residential buildings undergoing renovation with more than 3 parking spaces, compared with more than 10 under existing rules.

ChargeUp Europe also very much welcomes the introduction of measures to improve permit and approval procedures for charging infrastructure and to empower citizens to request installation of EV charging.

As a Directive, the transposition of this legislation by Member States will be critical, and the charging infrastructure sector stands ready to support this. In light of the ongoing discussions on the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation for public charging and yesterday’s proposals on TEN-T Networks and Intelligent Transport Systems, we call on the Institutions to work to deliver an integrated approach which ensures that the objectives and planning for public and private charging is ambitious and coherent at EU level and under National Policy Frameworks. 

ChargeUp Europe looks forward to analyzing the proposal in more detail and providing input to the work of the European Parliament and Member States to ensure that the legislation is adopted as quickly as possible.

 

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