Mandatory e-car charging points could cost German companies billions of euros
Plans by the European Parliament (EP) to introduce mandatory e-car charging points in non-residential buildings could cost German companies 7.5 billion euros, writes Markus Grabitz in the Rheinische Post. In the future EU directive on energy efficiency in buildings, the EP wants to make the installation of charging points in non-residential buildings with parking space for at least ten cars mandatory from 2025. “The exact costs are hard to estimate, but we expect the additional costs of the mandatory installation of charging points for [German companies] to reach several billion euros”, Eric Schweitzer, head of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), told the newspaper. The EP will negotiate with the EU member states and the European Commission in December.
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.