Position Paper – Recast of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) as part of the ‘Fit for 55’ climate package.

Focusing on private/non-public charging requirements in both existing and new buildings, this complements the proposal for the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR).

The overall scope of the proposal clearly marks an improvement on the current Directive. However, ACEA believes that it needs to be more ambitious to allow the electric vehicle market to ramp-up to the level necessary to meet the proposed CO2 targets for cars and vans.

This position paper addresses the following concerns:

  1. The lack of ambitious requirements for existing buildings which are not undergoing major renovations. In every existing residential building, the users of electrified vehicles must be able to install charging points without high administrative hurdles (‘right to plug’).
  2. The lack of ambition for existing buildings (both residential and non-residential) which are undergoing major renovations.
  3. The low ambition for requirements to equip parking spaces with charging points.

ACEA therefore recommends setting clear targets for all three different types of buildings – existing ones, those undergoing major renovations, and new buildings – in order to speed up the readiness of buildings to charge the future wave of electrified vehicles.

The overall scope of the EPBD proposal clearly marks an improvement on the current Directive. However, ACEA believes that it needs to be more ambitious to allow the electric vehicle market to ramp-up to the level necessary to meet the proposed CO2 targets for cars and vans.

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