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My other half lives in an apartment building that has an underground private car park (about 75 spaces), and the management committe have stated they have received requests from residents for whether they can install a charger for residents to use.

Does anybody know of any commercial companies that will install and manage chargers in this type of environment? (i.e. management company won't foot the electricity bill so needs charge per use capability)

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Mark
 

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Pod-Point?
I was going to suggest this yesterday, but if I am not mistaken Pod Point chargers use mobile data connectivity, as do other common names like Chargemaster. In an underground car park if you can't get signal down there you're either going to be in a situation where you can't authorise a charge session, or it reverts to free vend in which case the management can't charge for usage.

Rolec's EVCharge.Online network comes with the option to give most of their charging units your own internet connection I believe? Alternatively they offer token operated chargepoints instead where no networking would be necessary and you could just buy tokens to charge.

Usually I would tell people to be wary of Rolec as some of their cheaper models aren't quite waterproof. Since it's going to be inside that isn't a real concern.
 

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...Usually I would tell people to be wary of Rolec as some of their cheaper models aren't quite waterproof...
Not quite waterproof isn't the main concern with these, here in UK. This is the biggy:
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Both these Rolec-branded RCBO deserve to go in the bin asap, imho. And get replaced by Garo or other reputable brand item. Then you end up with an easily maintained & repaired EVSE.
 

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Not quite waterproof isn't the main concern with these, here in UK. This is the biggy:
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Both these Rolec-branded RCBO deserve to go in the bin asap, imho. And get replaced by Garo or other reputable brand item. Then you end up with an easily maintained & repaired EVSE.
Is that still ongoing? I Thought that they had sorted this out long ago!
 

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That green-labelled one is what they replaced the blue one with, I believe. And we've seen 2 or maybe 3 failures of these, as per the pic. Looks like they're continuing to cheapskate wrt the RCBOs they use.
 

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My other half lives in an apartment building that has an underground private car park (about 75 spaces), and the management committe have stated they have received requests from residents for whether they can install a charger for residents to use.

Does anybody know of any commercial companies that will install and manage chargers in this type of environment? (i.e. management company won't foot the electricity bill so needs charge per use capability)

Thanks,

Mark
Hi,
We are going through this process.
Firstly, the OZEV grant is changing next April 1st ( I know, who would choose this date).
There is a full description in a you tube video from ARTISAN ELECTRICS.
The jist is that there will be a grant of £500 per space (upto some limits) for infrastructure - then the £350 for each actual charging station.
I have spent a year researching this with an ever changing set of rules.
We need to install a booster for the mobile signal to be available in our underground car park - this looks like it will be included in the grant.
I have found that the best solution is the Easee Charge unit (not the Easee Home unit) as upto 101 of these can be linked without needing to try and boost the amount of electricity coming into the block.
Easee have a free app & back office software to allow for charging to residents.
Easee put in touch with a company called M3 Charger - they have already carried out a site survey and were very proffesional.
However, of course, everything is now on hold until the Government actually release the app in April so that we can apply.
Needless to say we have no connection with the mentioned companies, just done a lot of research. In fact could not find another company which offered the flexability of installing the charge point infrastructure and then individual charge points at a later date.
Hope the above is helpful.

Chris
 

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Found a reference to Co Charger - Neighbourhood EV charger sharing made easy about an app etc for sharing chargers with your neighbours - an apartment block had installed a number of chargers on the common supply and used this app etc for allowing the residents to use any convenient charger. Don't have any experience with it.
 
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