High costs for property owners to retrofit for electric cars
Australia is missing the mark on converting buildings to a zero-carbon, electric-driving future as the rollout of charging infrastructure and sale of electric vehicles ramps-up globally.
A triennial review of the National Construction Code is likely to introduce a 25 per cent capacity for electric vehicle charging in apartments and buildings when the Code is updated next year.
The current standard has no requirement for servicing EVs in buildings, but the proposed change may not be enough to cope with demand and will require expensive retrofitting by property owners later, climate and electric vehicle groups claim.
Margot Delafoulhouze, cities expert at research body ClimateWorks, said buildings constructed today will still be standing in 2050, but the country’s passenger vehicle fleet is expected to transition to fully electric vehicles well before …
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