STEAM Webinar – Watt-ever it takes: making our buildings EV friendly

September 23, 2022 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Online Webinar
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Thanks to STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics


Eugenio Quintieri – Managing Director at Fire Safe Europe

Michelangelo Aveta – Advisor, Electromobility & Energy Efficiency at Eurelectric

Robin Loos – Sustainable Transport Officer at BEUC

MEP Andreas Schieder (AT, S&D), TRAN opinion rapporteur on the EPBD, will appear through a shared video recording at the event’s start.

MODERATOR: Raphael Héliot, AVERE Policy Officer in charge of the EPBD


Over the past decade, electromobility has been steadily growing in Europe, with large numbers of electric vehicles arriving on the roads. In addition, the EU’s climate ambitions have pushed legislators to set an end date for new internal combustion engines by 2035, resulting in electric vehicles becoming the norm on European roads soon.

However, while EVs are ramping up our roads, there is an increasing need for enabling conditions to ensure users can adequately charge their vehicles. Furthermore, as more than 70% of all energy is charged at home or the office in Europe, we must ensure that residential and non-residential buildings become enablers of the transition towards electromobility.

As a response to this, the European Commission published, in December 2021, a revision proposal of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which includes further provisions to support the roll-out of private charging stations for electric vehicles, including pre-cabling requirements targets for a variety of buildings with parking places for light-duty vehicles. This revision proposal has been welcomed and will work hand-in-hand with the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation, which covers deploying public charging infrastructure.

The goal of this webinar will be to take stock of the changes proposed by the Commission, the European Parliament lawmakers’ views and the demands of the private stakeholders and EV users. In addition, discussions will address the importance of ambitious targets to meet the fast-developing electric vehicles market, the place of heavy-duty vehicles within this file, and the relevance of establishing a right to plug.

The event is part of our STEAM campaign

Steam is one of the first forms of energy used to power mechanisms. Throughout history, beginning back in the 1st century, not only did it move machines, it started a thought revolution that culminated in the industrial age and never stopped.

Engineers raced to develop more advanced forms of transportation, and the world started moving faster than ever.

We required STEAM: rigorous science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Arts, too, played a significant role, and at times we happily choose form over function.

Every new innovation propelled forward more wealth, drove people farther, opened unimagined opportunities, and made scientists wonder. What lies on the road ahead, to go faster, haul more, to be as efficient as possible?

We are STEAMing ahead with the electric revolution, devising more advanced vehicles.

E-mobility is replacing the combustion engine for good. Thanks to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

Today too, STEAM is making the e-mobility world move, although in the form of breakthrough discoveries, pioneering tech, cutting-edge engineering, revolutionary design, and sophisticated mathematics.

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