E-Mobility: The federal government wants to push the expansion of the charging infrastructure

At the beginning of March 2020, the federal government passed the draft law of the Building Electromobility Infrastructure Act. If the initiators of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) have their way, motorists should have theirs Electric vehicles will soon be able to charge better at home and at work.

Requirements for builders and owners

The bill stipulates that in the case of a new construction or a major renovation of buildings with more than ten parking spaces, each parking space will be equipped with protective tubes for electrical and data lines. In non-residential buildings, every fifth parking space should be prepared for charging the recently booming electric vehicles in Germany . From 2025, every building not used for residential purposes with more than twenty parking spaces must be equipped with at least one charging point. More charging points are needed to promote e-mobility in Germany and establish it as an attractive alternative, said Minister of Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier (CDU).

“GEIG” is supposed to advance electromobility

“The law is thus another important step to advance the ramp-up of electromobility,” said Altmaier with regard to the advance, which in the full name “Draft of the law to build a building-integrated charging and line infrastructure for electromobility (Building Electromobility Infrastructure Act – GEIG) “ means. In February of this year, the federal government gave consumers a new buying incentive with an topped up electric vehicle purchase bonus , which the current subsidy programs provide and guidelines.

Federal government reacts to EU building directive 2018/844

With the “GEIG” draft, the federal government is setting the EU building Directive 2018/844 from 2018 1: 1 um. Violations of the law should be fined. The Building Electromobility Infrastructure Act also leaves room for maneuver: Buildings that belong to small and medium-sized companies and are mainly used by them themselves are excluded from the proposal.

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