Draft bill sets out rules on electric car charger stations in private and public buildings

New public and private buildings will be obliged to install electric car chargers, according to a draft bill on electromobility by the Environment & Energy Ministry currently on public consultation.

The draft bill also foresees that owners charging their car batteries at low-demand times (e.g. overnight) may sell excess electric power to the market.

Construction based on building permits dated after March 2021 will have to include wiring and chargers at each parking station. For housing buildings with more than 10 parking spaces, the wiring for individual chargers is the minimal that must be installed during construction, whereas for buildings with mixed use (housing and offices), one charger per five parking spaces will suffice, according to regulations following European Union laws.

In constructions with building permits prior to March 1, 2021 several options are provided, including wiring and charger installation in a single parking space with expenses shouldered by the resident and after prior agreement with the building manager.

In current buildings undergoing restoration work, such installations will not be obligatory if the cost of wiring and charges exceeds 7 pct of the building’s total renovation cost.

“Electric mobility is not a fad, it’s a new ecologic way of transportation,” Environment & Energy Minister Kostas Karamanlis said. “We are expecting everyone to participate, especially young people, as we’re not talking about cars only, but about motorcycles and bicycles,” he added.

AMNA

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