It could soon become illegal to build homes in Norway that don’t facilitate electric car charging

Electric car chargingPhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

A regulation that requires those who want to build apartments, houses, and cabins to facilitate electric car charging is now being sent for consultation. 

“This is about reducing the barriers for people when they decide what kind of car they should have,” Minister of Local Government and Modernization Nikolai Astrup (H) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

On Monday, the Directorate for Building Quality (Dibk) sent a proposal for consultation. 

According to the proposal, all new houses and apartment buildings that have the electricity and parking potential, as well as buildings that are being completely renovated and newly built cabins, should be built in a manner that facilitates electric car charging. 

No further adjustments needed

A building that facilitates charging should make it possible for a homeowner to install a charging point for an electric car whenever they wish to do so, without making further adjustments to the building and area. 

That could mean, among other things, that people don’t have to dig up the road to lay cable structures under the asphalt in an outdoor area.

Because the proposal involves amending regulation and not a law, the matter does not need to be considered in the Norwegian parliament (Storting).

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2 Comments on "It could soon become illegal to build homes in Norway that don’t facilitate electric car charging"

  1. That is so wrong. We all want electric cars but nobody asks from where all that Litium comes. We destroy everything in our way. Check what damage we do on the salt flats in South America.

  2. What about if I want to build my own hous? I will never ever want to drive an electrical car, so why am I going to be forced to install somthing I will never ever use?

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