ACEA — 2022-12-06
News from Brussels
Stakeholders from the e-mobility ecosystem call on members of the European Parliament to amend the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) by setting ambitious and timely targets to support a smooth transition to electric vehicles through easily accessible charging solutions on private property.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the European Association for Electromobility (AVERE), and Transport & Environment (T&E) have signed a joint letter to the European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE).
The recent agreement to set a 100% CO2 emission reduction target for both new cars and vans by 2035 must be reflected in other relevant legislative acts. It is essential that enabling factors such as the widespread deployment of charging infrastructure, are fixed at an appropriate level. Today, the vast majority of EV recharges happens at home, working spaces or other non-public locations. Private buildings therefore play an essential role in the transition to e-mobility.
The EPBD revision creates unique opportunities for co-legislators to enable citizens to participate in the move to electric mobility. The current Commission proposal takes a step in the right direction, but the ambition needs to be strengthened to ensure that all buildings are adapted for EV use. This is essential to ensure the transition towards net-zero emissions in the road transport sector.
In their letter the three organisations call for ambitious targets for sustainable mobility in the EPBD, regulatory certainty for businesses, and appropriate help for citizens to make the shift to e-mobility.