Allianz has announced that it is now offering a new service, wherein its engineer surveyors will inspect charging points for electric vehicles in new buildings.
The insurer’s surveyors can check Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVCE) during a standalone inspection or as an addition to a fixed wiring electrical inspection service. Allianz also revealed in a release that all its engineer surveyors completed training for EVCE inspections for mode 3 charging points, for both commercial and industrial locations.
The new service comes months after the amended Building Regulations 2021 came into force in June. The new regulations – which apply to all new buildings, as well as large offices and supermarkets undergoing major renovations – require those facilities to be equipped with charging points for electric vehicles.
Allianz will offer its charging point inspection services for businesses that already use the insurer’s inspection services or insurance policies. The insurer is also offering the service to new customers.
During the 10th Allianz Motor Day, Allianz SE board of management member Klaus-Peter Roehler spoke of the need to expand the usage of electric mobility to help the EU attain its sustainability goals.
“We take a holistic approach to the topic of sustainable mobility,” Roehler said. “And one thing is clear – without sustainable mobility and the consistent expansion of electric mobility, the ambitious goals of the EU cannot be achieved. To make electric mobility sustainable for the masses, all market participants must create customer-friendly solutions. These include, among other things, faster expansion of the charging infrastructure, competitive prices and useful services related to electric vehicles.”