New legislation on charge points makes demands on building owners
New requirements regarding preparation for and installation of charge points for electric vehicles is sure to affect many EnergiData customers. The new legislation carries a legal obligation to establish electric charge points at the majority of car parks in Denmark.
Electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly common sight in everyday life and are often cited as having a key role to play in the green transition. As from the turn of the year, new legislation came into effect regarding the establishment of electric charge points in connection with buildings. The new rules have a significant impact on future new builds and renovations that encompass parking spaces, and electrically powered vehicles will feature prominently in MINENERGI2.
Are you subject to the new legislation?
There are three parameters which define whether the new legislation will apply to you:
- The number of parking spaces linked to your property.
- The type of building. For example: residential building, office building, hospital, commercial premises or educational institution.
- The scope of the renovation or the size of the new or existing building.
The new requirements apply to the following scenarios:
- New residential buildings with at least ten parking spaces: preparations must be made for charge points at all spaces
- Major renovations of existing residential buildings with at least ten parking spaces: preparations must likewise be made for charge points at all spaces.
- New, non-residential buildings with at least ten parking spaces: at least one charge point must be installed, and preparations must be made for charge points for at least every fifth parking space.
- Major renovation of an existing, non-residential building with at least ten parking spaces: at least one charge point must be installed, and preparations must be made for charge points for at least every fifth parking space.
- Existing non-residential buildings with at least 20 parking spaces: a minimum number of charge points must be established – this is taken to mean one charge point.
The requirements pertaining to major renovations, new builds and existing buildings come into effect as of 10 March 2020, and the requirement for electric charge points in existing buildings is to be fulfilled in practice no later than 1 January 2025. You can read the new requirements and the associated definitions on the website of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) here
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