5 Steps For Your Own Charging Station in the Underground Garage in Rented Flats

17. June 2015 Matthias Suttner Everything About Charging Your Electric Car Tags: , 0 Comments

Tenants of rented accommodation and parking spots are often reluctant to buy themselves an electric car, let alone an individual charging station for an electric car. However, obtaining a permit for installing a charging station for an electric car is easier than you might think. It is important to provide the owner of the rented flat and/or underground garage with all the relevant information. We, The Mobility House, have put together the most important points and documents for you, in order to make the licensing process for installing your own charging station for your electric car much easier.

Step 1: Inform the Owner of your Property that You Want to Install a Charging Station

The first thing you need to do is to send an email either directly to the owner of your property or to your housing management, informing them of your decision. We have prepared a sample email for you to use for this purpose, which is available to download. In this email, we clarify any questions that a property owner might pose. For example: how is the electricity bill worked out, and what happens with extraction? In addition, it mentions the potential benefits for the owner of your property.

Step 2: the Installation of the Charging Station will be Discussed and Voted on in the Property Owners’ Meeting

In most instances, a property owners’ meeting will be organised by the housing management, in order to vote on your enquiry about installing a charging station for your electric car. It is very likely that you will be asked to participate in this meeting, so that you will be able to answer any potential questions.

Step 3: Choose the Right Charging Station for Your Electric Car and an Electrician

If the property owners say yes, you can start thinking about choosing the right charging station and installing it. In most cases, the property owners will have a set of requirements which you will need to take into account when installing the charging station for your electric car. Because of this, we advise that you only obtain a quote after the property owners’ meeting has given you the all-clear. Moreover, they may be curious and would like a clear indication as to how much installing the charging station will cost you. Otherwise, we have worked out an overview of the potential installation costs which will be accrued. Our blog article ‘6 Things That I Need To Consider When Buying a Charging Station For My Electric Car’ will explain further about the factors you will need to take into account when choosing the right charging station.

Step 4: Appoint an Electrician to Carry Out the Installation of the Charging Station

You can appoint The Mobility House or your in-house electrician, who has already been entrusted with electric installation, to install your charging station.

Step 5: Checking the Installation of the Charging Station and Lines Laid by the In-House Electrician

In most cases, the housing management requires the in-house electrician to check and remove the installation – ideally, by means of a certified VDE checking protocol, such as an e-check. Congratulations: you can now charge your electric car at your own charging station at home We have already collected stories of more than 3,500 installations of charging stations for electric cars across Europe, and have posted Daniel’s story for you on our website. Daniel lives in a block of flats and would like to charge his smart electric drive at his home in the underground garage with a charging power of 22kW. He applies to the owners’ association for the installation of a charging station.

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