Parking space with e-charging station in the garden
Created: 12/14/2022, 10:20 am
By: Martin Becker
This charging station is in the Unterhaching industrial park, not on private property.
© Marc Write
A Unterhachinger can now put a power connection for charging his electric car in the garden and charge his car there.
– In the course of the energy transition, electric cars are still in the minority, but they are on the rise.
But what to do if it is impossible to put a power connection in your own garage?
In Unterhaching, an e-car user from Albert-Schweitzer-Strasse would like to set up a charging station - but in the garden of his property.
How to deal with such a request that is not included in the development plan?
The building committee discussed this question – and found a solution.
The initial situation: The man from Unterhaching would like to set up a photovoltaic system on the roof of his house and use it to charge his electric car.
Actually, there is a garage courtyard on site - but laying a power line from the solar roof to it is technically "difficult to impossible", according to the assessment of the building administration.
So the idea came into play of simply locating the charging station in the garden of the house – including a parking space, of course.
Garden partially unused
The problem: Firstly, the garden would be partially converted - car instead of flowers.
Secondly, it was about “possibility to intervene under building law” if the project were approved but the applicant did not buy an electric car or use the area for anything other than charging with electricity.
Solutions are needed
Only Bernard Maidment (FDP) intervened: "There is a garage courtyard that forms a self-contained system." One without electricity, however, which Franz Felzmann (CSU) replied.
"If we're serious about electric mobility, we have to create solutions," he said.
Gertraud Schubert (Freie Wahler) agreed with this opinion: "Please don't make it so difficult for the people who rely on electromobility!" Moreover, added Harald Nottmeyer (SPD), "the public charging stations would be relieved by this private connection".
Isolated solutions of this kind already exist
Mayor Wolfgang Panzer (SPD) pointed out that there are "several isolated solutions of this type" in the municipality of Unterhaching, "in the long term we need an overall concept and will not get by with electricity in the garage".
The building committee ultimately gave its placet, albeit under one condition subsequent: The exemption from the development plan only applies as long as the resident owns an electric vehicle and it is charged at the garden charging station - another use, for example to park one conventional petrol or diesel cars, is expressly not permitted.