EU embarks on plan to equip every new home with electric charging point for cars

Come 2019 after the EU directive draft is fully operative, it is expected that every home in Europe whether refurbished or new will be equipped with recharging electric point for vehicles.

When the regulations that are expected to be published before the close of 2016 is an effort to allow electric cars thrive in Europe and will also ensure that not less than 10 percent of the parking spaces in the EU zone especially with new building will have a need for recharging facilities come 2024.

This initiative is to pave way for the electric car boom as visualized by the Netherlands and Norway that has put plans in motion to eradicate cars that make use of diesel by the year 2025.

It is also intended to make electric cars preferable with an extended driving range.

Renault Electric vehicles sales and marketing director, Guillaume Berthier said that such move is not just positive but mandatory if electric cars are to become more available in the future. He added that it is very important to answer the questions of where people will recharge their cars when living in a city.

Another aim that the EU hopes to achieve is to cut down on the emissions on the roadside. But it has been discovered by European Environment Agency that in the short term, higher emission of sulphur dioxide (SO2) will be prevalent by the year 2050

EEA’s project manager, Magda Jozwicka, said that the emission from electricity production will be increased to 5-fold by 2050 when compared to what is obtainable at the moment. This assumption, however, is made based on the current energy mix that makes use of power plants by burning coal.

EEA is also of the view that the power supply capacity will be strained due to the increasing demand by the electric vehicle sector that will account for 80 percent cars that people own. By implication, there might need to erect not less than 50 power stations all over Europe.

According to the EEA’s pollution unit head, Martin Adams, he said that more power will be needed by electric vehicle use with the source where this energy will come from being very important. He pointed out that although clean renewable sources can be made use of, but that the fact that different countries are involved leaves some questions unanswered.

Renault says it has envisaged a situation where issues will arise due to the high demand for electricity as the share of the market increases, but that it has also gotten a solution to that.

Berthier said that they are expecting to make use of local storage that has second life battery or huge investment could be made in order to make the electricity greener.

He said that old car batteries that have run down could be revived by solar power generator and on-site wind is resold.

The company has been in talks with other companies like Connected Energy and others.