Promoting e-mobility now to prepare for later
FRÄNKISCHE supplies components for the development of charging infrastructure
Conduits constitute a future-proof investment and offer flexibility for the implementation of new technologies such as electromobility. The Federal Government has realised that too and, with the Building Electromobility Infrastructure Act (Gebäude-Elektromobilitätsinfrastruktur-Gesetz – GEIG), is establishing a mandatory charging and wiring infrastructure for e-cars in residential and non-residential buildings. The solutions by FRÄNKISCHE help the users to be well-prepared – from eco-balanced electrical conduits through underground conduits and seals to exposed installations in parking areas.
Think of tomorrow already today: If the builders demonstrate far-sightedness and install conduits already during new construction or renovation, they make an investment in the sustainability of buildings. Since flexible infrastructure makes it possible to easily expand the existing electrical installation – let’s say, by adding an individual charging pole for an e-car. “Not only do conduits protect wires and cables from stress or damage, they also significantly reduce installation effort and expenses later on. This makes them a significant, economic, and sustainable investment in the future,” says Matthias Jahn, Head of Product Management Electrical Systems at FRÄNKISCHE.
A study conducted by the ZVEH (German Association for Electrical Engineering and IT Trades) and the ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association) confirms the appropriateness of including a charging station for electric vehicles with suitable infrastructure in new construction or renovation projects: It revealed that the costs of later retrofitting for a newly built single-family home are approximately six to eight times higher as compared to future-proof planning with conduits.
Charging and wiring infrastructure for electromobility soon to be mandatory
According to a new law, one million charge points are to be created and at least seven million electric vehicles are to be put in circulation by 2030. With the GEIG aimed at establishing building-integrated charging and wiring infrastructure, the German Government is implementing the EU Building Directive 2018/844 into national legislation.
The GEIG, passed with the votes of the parties in government in the German Parliament in February, stipulates the following: In new residential buildings with more than five parking spaces, each parking space must be equipped with protective conduits for electrical and data lines. In non-residential buildings such as commercial property with more than seven parking spaces, every third one must be provided with wiring infrastructure, and parking spaces of new non-residential buildings must feature at least one charge point. As of 2025, existing non-residential buildings with more than 20 parking spaces require at least one charge point per building. However, owners may concentrate the required charge points in one location, also for new and comprehensively renovated residential buildings.
Although the GEIG does not make this mandatory for single- and two-family homes, it is still recommended to provide for an infrastructure of prepared conduits already in the planning stage to avoid considerable follow-up costs for retrofitting.
Wiring infrastructure from the expert in electrical systems
The products by FRÄNKISCHE meet all the requirements for secure wiring infrastructure to easily add charge points at a later stage – be it for privately used buildings, commercial premises, parking lots, or municipal areas. One electrical conduit respectively should be provided for the power supply line and the data cable.
Sustainable solutions with eco-balanced co2ntrol conduits
The topic of “sustainability” is gaining more and more importance also in the construction industry – and FRÄNKISCHE supports this development with eco-friendly product solutions. “It is especially our eco-balanced FFKuS-EM-F-105 co2ntrol electrical conduit that allows us to make an important contribution to more sustainability – both in construction and e-mobility,” specifies Matthias Jahn.
The medium-duty plastic corrugated conduits with type III (EPD) environmental declaration consume up to 60 percent fewer fossil resources and save approx. 47 percent CO2 as compared to standard products. Due to their optimum insertion characteristics, data and power cables can be easily retrofitted.
Underground conduits and an extensive range of accessories
The Kabuflex R plus type 750 cable conduit with very high compressive strength is ideally suited for underground installation of power and data cables. The products from the Kabu brand family allow gas- and water-tight building lead-throughs. In addition to this, the individual components – e.g., the Kabu-Seal pressure sealing ring, the Kabuflex wall collar set, the Kabu-IN DD sealings featuring double sealing width, or Kabu-IN with up to six lead-throughs – securely and reliably protect cables inside the conduit.
The products from the Kabuflex range also provide a water-tight and secure connection from the conduit to the preparation point for the charging pole. The flexible-in-use Furowell pole foundation conduits create, for instance, the transition from the wiring infrastructure to the charging pole, and allow the manufacturer-independent assembly of charging stations.
The galvanised Staro Gewinde-ES-V steel conduits by FRÄNKISCHE are particularly useful for underground or multi-storey car parks: The sturdy and vandal-proof solution for power and data wiring ensures secure exposed installation in parking areas right to the charge point.
Far-sighted conduit infrastructure constitutes an investment in the future: It saves time and costs by significantly reducing later installation efforts and expenses for charging stations for electromobility. FRÄNKISCHE offers the right products for this via electrical wholesalers – be it for parking lots, privately used property, the commercial segment, or municipal areas.