European Union is considering a mandatory charging station installation in all new or refurbished homes.

The draft directive proposes to introduce the requirement from 2019.

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Another proposition being considering is to require 10% of parking spots adjacent to new buildings, be equipped with charging stations by 2023.

At this point in time, we are still unsure how much legs the directive has under it, and if the time-frame proposed will come to fruition, but perhaps unserprisingly car manufacturers have already applauded the initiative.

Guillaume Berthier, sales and marketing director for electric vehicles at Renault said:

“This kind of market stimulus is not just positive, it is mandatory if we want to see a massive rollout of electric vehicles in the near future. The question of how you recharge your car when you live in an apartment within a city is a very important one.”

source: The Guardian