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I have an allocated parking space in a private car park adjacent to my property (approx 25m) from fuse box.

I currently run an extension lead via neighbours garden to charge my BMW 330e with granny adapter.

I’m looking for advice on how to get an EV charge point/s installed in my (or multiple) bays. Has anyone achieved this or know of any specialists?

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probably going to be a legal nightmare trying to get the appropriate details sorted to allow you to run a cable thru others property.

can you post a plan of the site showing the locations of the houses and parking area etc?
 

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If the parking space is owned by the land owner, best bet is to try sweet talk them into installing charge points, they may be eligible for the new grants coming in early next year, as they are designed for flats and shared spaces etc.
 
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I have an allocated parking space in a private car park adjacent to my property (approx 25m) from fuse box.
Is there a management company that runs the car park? And if so, is it the sort where you are one of the owners? If so, you have the means to lobby to get the infrastructure put into place via the company to future proof it for other residents but it is likely to require significant negotiations depending on the structure of the company and the attitude of the other residents.

Edited to add: Potentially you can use the workplace charging scheme.
 

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Thanks all, each car park space belongs to each property (8 spaces) as outlined in deeds. The upkeep of the area is mutually shared and has now power for lighting etc.
My neighbour is happy with a temporary cable but couldn’t lay anything more substantial
I’ve attached a screenshot for UK Power Network plan showing where feed comes into property, my hope is to run a new feed/meter for all spaces and could share cost? If possible?
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The upkeep of the area is mutually shared and has now power for lighting etc. ... my hope is to run a new feed/meter for all spaces and could share cost? If possible?
$64k question is whether the other owners are EV owners, or planning to buy one. If everyone agreed, presumably you could get bids from installers to put in and maintain the chargers, but you would still need a system for agreeing how you split the electricity bill.

If it's currently just you, I'd be looking at whether a good quality waterproof external 3 pin point can be wired into the outside circuit, and you then use a granny charger and agree how to meet the extra power consumption as part of the shared costs.
 

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Thanks MrPaulus, I’ve ruled out running wiring from my property as it would need to either run under my neighbours boundary or a public footpath.

Therefore I am looking for advice in the ability to create a new supply from the grid and individually meter to service all 8 car park spaces?

Similar I suppose if a new property was being built where the car park is.
 

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$64k question is whether the other owners are EV owners, or planning to buy one. If everyone agreed, presumably you could get bids from installers to put in and maintain the chargers, but you would still need a system for agreeing how you split the electricity bill.

If it's currently just you, I'd be looking at whether a good quality waterproof external 3 pin point can be wired into the outside circuit, and you then use a granny charger and agree how to meet the extra power consumption as part of the shared costs.
Thanks Astolat, sadly there is no power in the car park and I need the ability to charge a full EV. (High amp)

I want to be part of the EV revolution but these issues make it so prohibitive!
 

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Installing an extra supply isnt impossible, but it will likely be pretty expensive as you would need to trench from the ring all the way to the charger location, which looks like you'd be digging right across the car park (who owns that land?), and then install suitable cabinets and whatnot. There will also then be ongoing standing charges etc for the metering, and you'd probably have to look at metering individual posts and having some mechanism to sort out the billing.

The DNO should give you a quote for their part of the install. I imagine 3-5k. Then you'd need to figure out what to do for the actual chargers, and no doubt sort a bunch of legal stuff.
 

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Installing an extra supply isnt impossible, but it will likely be pretty expensive as you would need to trench from the ring all the way to the charger location, which looks like you'd be digging right across the car park (who owns that land?), and then install suitable cabinets and whatnot. There will also then be ongoing standing charges etc for the metering, and you'd probably have to look at metering individual posts and having some mechanism to sort out the billing.

The DNO should give you a quote for their part of the install. I imagine 3-5k. Then you'd need to figure out what to do for the actual chargers, and no doubt sort a bunch of legal stuff.
Thanks Aragorn, this is what I’m trying to achieve. Collectively, the 8 properties own the car park and am confident they will agree to this work. Most will want dormant cabling ran for now (no post/charger) but will contribute to cost.

I’ll make a formal enquiry with the DNO as heard they can provide a new connection within 10m of the supply for a fixed price (plus groundwork)? The car park is block paving and should lift & replace where neccessary, as for the metering I’ll maybe reach out to EDF?

I’m sure other home owners are in my position just be good to hear of a success story.
 

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Hi there, I am wondering if you have any agreement in writing with your neighbours? I am in the same situation, and would need to run a cable a short distance across neighbours garden into my allocated parking space. I would love a template agreement. Neighbours are amenable, but are in a shared ownership property. so not entirely up to them.

After reading lots of these threads, I'm tempted to try and get a EV charger at the front of my property, and just park there once a week to charge the car (with protective covering over cord). However, while plenty of people park outside their homes here, am I right in thinking I wouldn't qualify for the grant if I'm parking on the street?
 

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Hi there, I am wondering if you have any agreement in writing with your neighbours? I am in the same situation, and would need to run a cable a short distance across neighbours garden into my allocated parking space. I would love a template agreement. Neighbours are amenable, but are in a shared ownership property. so not entirely up to them.

After reading lots of these threads, I'm tempted to try and get a EV charger at the front of my property, and just park there once a week to charge the car (with protective covering over cord). However, while plenty of people park outside their homes here, am I right in thinking I wouldn't qualify for the grant if I'm parking on the street? Here's a map...
 

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Hi there, I am wondering if you have any agreement in writing with your neighbours? I am in the same situation, and would need to run a cable a short distance across neighbours garden into my allocated parking space. I would love a template agreement. Neighbours are amenable, but are in a shared ownership property. so not entirely up to them.

After reading lots of these threads, I'm tempted to try and get a EV charger at the front of my property, and just park there once a week to charge the car (with protective covering over cord). However, while plenty of people park outside their homes here, am I right in thinking I wouldn't qualify for the grant if I'm parking on the street?
Same situation as me, nope no grant, and you won't get it for the allocated parking either because have to go over someone else's property. I've just paid for it, and getting it installed, will soon have 2 ev's at home and no ICE cars so can't get away with granny charger like I do with the PHEV. Having said that Pod Point who I ordered with in the end have so far been shocking, paid full price, simple install with about 3 feet of wiring! And so far 3 weeks in, and no one from pod point been in touch. I've called em twice, once because kept sending me the olev forms to fill in, even though I've paid full price, marked as not olev applicable at order, and second time a week in after heard nothing, and the guy said they are organising an installer and will be in touch in the next couple days... A week ago! Starting to take the piddle really, had a grand of my money nearly a month with nothing to show for it...
 

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if your "Paying in full" i wouldnt bother with the big firms, just buy an charger and have it installed by a local firm. You'll likely find its a lot cheaper.
 

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Same situation as me, nope no grant, and you won't get it for the allocated parking either because have to go over someone else's property. I've just paid for it, and getting it installed, will soon have 2 ev's at home and no ICE cars so can't get away with granny charger like I do with the PHEV. Having said that Pod Point who I ordered with in the end have so far been shocking, paid full price, simple install with about 3 feet of wiring! And so far 3 weeks in, and no one from pod point been in touch. I've called em twice, once because kept sending me the olev forms to fill in, even though I've paid full price, marked as not olev applicable at order, and second time a week in after heard nothing, and the guy said they are organising an installer and will be in touch in the next couple days... A week ago! Starting to take the piddle really, had a grand of my money nearly a month with nothing to show for it...
Sounds annoying! The guy that quoted for the install seemed to think that I would get the grant, but would need something in writing from the neighbours. Are you sure that going over other peoples property rules out the grant? As map shows, it's a v small area to cross. Someone sent me a link to info on easements, but that seems like a larger issue than a cord snaking under a bush...Or am I being naive?
 

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Sounds annoying! The guy that quoted for the install seemed to think that I would get the grant, but would need something in writing from the neighbours. Are you sure that going over other peoples property rules out the grant? As map shows, it's a v small area to cross. Someone sent me a link to info on easements, but that seems like a larger issue than a cord snaking under a bush...Or am I being naive?
I may be wrong, but think if you go over others land you have to have it all above board, in writing verified by solicitors and the likes. But I may be wrong. Not seen anyone get the grant though that's had any involvement with neighbours. However like I've found out, the grant doesn't save as much as you think anyhow.
 
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