Apr 19, 2021
The process for retrofitting charging infrastructure for e-cars in existing residential buildings is often quite complicated. In the e-Mobility Check project, a training program for electricians, e-planners and other stakeholders has been elaborated to support this process.
The “Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy” of the European Commission aims to reach 1 million public charging points in the EU by 2025. By 2030, there should be at least 3 million public charging points to supply the targeted 30 million emission-free passenger cars. In addition to a well-developed network of public charging stations, private charging infrastructure is also a key element for e-mobility. Retrofitting charging stations in existing residential buildings involves many technical, organizational and legal challenges. The e-Mobility Check project, funded by the Climate and Energy Fund, has already addressed this challenge in 2019 and developed a guideline. With a cost calculation tool as well as protocols and checklists, electricians are supported in planning and installing charging infrastructure in existing buildings.
Training program for the retrofitting of charging stations
One of the main findings of the first e-Mobility Check project was the need of a quality-assured training program to prepare stakeholders like electricians and e-planners for future mobility requirements. For this reason, a two-day training program for this stakeholder group was developed in the follow-up project e-Mobility Check 2.0: "With this training program we want to support electricians, e-planners and other stakeholders with the know-how needed for retrofitting charging infrastructure in residential buildings. Therefore, we address technical, legal and economic issues of the retrofitting process.” explains Thomas Eberhard, project manager at AustriaTech and Team Leader Decarbonisation & Vehicle Technologies.
The first day of the two-day training program has been designed to provide basic knowledge about technical, legal and economic issues in the topic of e-mobility and can be booked separately. The second day has been designed for electricians and is intended to teach all electro-technical requirements for planning, testing and installing charging stations. A practical session is also part of the second day. After the two-day training program, a personal certification can be obtained. The requirement for this certificate is attendance of the two-day course and successful completion of an online exam. In summer of 2021, an Austria-wide training tour will be conducted by the project partner e-Marke Austria. Information on dates, costs and registration are available on the website https://hde.gmbh/kalender/.
The project e-Mobility Check 2.0 was coordinated by EBE Mobility & Green Energy GmbH and implemented together with e-Marke Austria, DAS Gütesiegel der Elektrotechniker, HERRY Consult GmbH, BieM Bundesinitiative eMobility Austria and AustriaTech.