More charging points must be installed in Flanders, that much is clear. From this year on, the Flemish government will impose more obligations on private individuals and companies.
The Flemish government will invest heavily in the number of charging points in Flanders. You do this partly by working from the bottom up. The more charging stations on the street, the easier it is for others to follow. Many people who are already renovating or building a house today, in many cases already provide everything for a possible charging station in the future. More and more often you see a charging point at houses, but many people also simply ignore it. Of course it costs extra every time.
But now the Flemish government also wants to encourage people to prepare facilities for a charging point at home or at the company. That decision has just been made approved by the Flemish government with Minister of Energy Zuhal Demir in the lead. But what about exactly?
March 11, 2021
Everyone will have to adapt from 11 March. Anyone who submits a building application for a major renovation or a new construction after 11 March 2021 must provide everything for charging stations. Depending on the size of your driveway or the number of parking spaces, these regulations may be different. For example, a company with more parking spaces will also have to install additional facilities.
The rules are slightly different for houses. Anyone who wants to start building or radically renovate from 11 March must prepare the waiting pipes and cable ducts. A building that is already older must be renovated and offers more than 10 parking spaces must also plan the same facilities.
Companies must immediately invest in at least 2 charging points and, depending on the parking spaces provided, also prepare the infrastructure. The rule is as follows: 25 percent of your parking must be equipped with charging points.
The standard is tightening
From 1 January 2025, the Flemish government will be even stricter on companies. The share of charging points per 20 parking spaces is increasing. As a company from 20 places, you must provide at least 2 charging points. The reason? Flanders wants to be a step ahead of the electrification of the company car fleet in Belgium. More and more companies are opting for plug-in hybrids or fully electric cars. And of course car parks have to come along.