Electric charging point installation

How to install an electric charging point

Electric vehicles are becoming the most popular mobility option and are increasingly taking center stage on the road. 


This type of vehicle has so many advantages that not only make it clear that the future of mobility will be completely electric but also make it clear that this future is getting closer and closer, and more and more drivers are opting to leave fuel aside as a refueling method. 


However, before deciding whether to opt for an electric vehicle or not, one of the most frequent doubts has to do with the charging process and how it is the electric charging point installation.  


Don't worry. Rossvolt, as a manufacturer of electric motorcycles, invites you to discover the different electric charging solutions you can find, read on! 


What do you need to know to install electric recharging points?


For the electric vehicle charging point installation, we can consider different scenarios, depending on the location of the charging point itself. So, from Rossvolt, we will raise the various methods to know what tips we should know and apply in each of them. Take note! 


If you live in a single-family house


You will install your electric charging point at home if you live in a single-family house. This is the easiest option, and you can choose to do it outside or in the garage. 


If you choose to install your electric vehicle charging point outdoors, the socket must be protected from damage due to changes in the weather. In addition, it must be connected to the house's electrical panel. Therefore, it is best to choose the closest location. 


We recommend you to charge your vehicle at night, as your consumption is minimal at that time, and you will not have to contract more power, as it is sufficient to have a charger limited to approximately 3.7 kW. If you have no choice but to charge your motorcycle during the day or want a more powerful charger, you will have to contact a higher power. 


When it comes to installation, it is highly advisable to seek professional advice and consult the regulations governing the installation of an electrical charging point at home; ITC BT 52, and its Scheme 4, to avoid any problem or unforeseen eventuality. 


If you have a parking space in your building


If you live in a flat and have your own parking space in the garage, installing a electric charger is the best thing to do. You should consult Diagram 2 of the regulations that control the installation and connect the charger to the meter in your home so that the expense produced is independent of the community.


This is the simplest option, as the cost will go directly to your bill, you will only have to check if you need to increase the power. The installation price will also depend on how far away your square is from the meter panel. It is also advisable to know that you do not need the permission of the residents' association to install any electric charger. It is enough to communicate, so you will not have any problem. 


If you have a parking space in another building


Ideally, you should have a charging point at home, but this is not always possible. If you have a parking space in another building, the issue becomes a little more complicated, and you will have to take into account the following steps:


  • Apply to the residents' association. As the charging point will not be connected to your electric panel, you must apply for a permit from the building's community, which will have to be approved later at a neighbors' meeting. Afterward, you must install your meter to be billed directly for your consumption. The rate you will pay for electricity will be the same as the rate contracted by the community in its common areas. 


  • Supply point. Another possibility for an electric vehicle charging point is registering a supply point. If you do so, you will have a bill in your name directly and choose the most convenient tariff for you.


  • Renting a parking space. If the parking space is not yours and you only rent it, you have to ask the owner to install a recharge point, which will have to be connected to the house's meter. The most effective way to pay will be to pay your landlord the amount corresponding to this electricity cost, as this consumption will be included in your electricity bill. 


If you need to install a charger in an outdoor garage


It is also possible to install a charging point in an outdoor communal garage. The drawback? The cost will be higher due to the distance from the building's meter, and installing this charging point sometimes requires building work. However, it is worth it for the subsequent savings. 


In this case and any other that involves the installation of the charging point in a communal place, the benefit is that several neighbors can take charge of the investment and share the sockets. 


What if you don't have a garage?


If you do not have a garage, you will have to charge your vehicle at a charging point located in a public space, something that may not be entirely convenient as you will have to travel and depend on the charging point's opening hours every time you need to charge the battery.  


Do you have any other questions about the installation of electric charging points? Rossvolt, a specialist in electric motorcycles, will be happy to advise you and provide you with all the information you need. Contact us! 



Lithium batteries

Challenges of electric mobility: Capacities and recycling of lithium batteries

Among the challenges of sustainable mobility is making progress in developing mobility solutions that are increasingly in line with respect and care for the environment. 


In this sense, the focus is on developing and producing the necessary automotive components that enable electric and sustainable mobility without losing the goal of enjoying excellent mobility capabilities in terms of electric efficiency, speed, and range.


At the center of this objective are the lithium batteries, a fundamental element to operating electric vehicles that bets for complete energy efficiency, leaving aside the combustion engines characterized by their high levels of pollutants. 


From Rossvolt, as experts in electric mobility and all the factors that influence it, we will delve into lithium batteries to know their environmental impact and their contribution to sustainable electric mobility. Read on!  


Why are lithium batteries one of the challenges of electric mobility?


Lithium batteries are currently the focus of research worldwide due to their importance in the energy transition process, especially in the electrification of the automotive sector. 


Its development has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, as it is one of the technologies beginning to lead the new energy and mobility paradigm. Lithium batteries are one of the main challenges of electric mobility because they are key to the continued progress in the design and performance of electric vehicles. 


Increasing their capacity is among the objectives of numerous research projects, in addition to discovering how to optimize the recycling process for lithium batteries. 


This insistence on improvements in this type of battery is supported by the importance of sustainable mobility, predicting an all-electric future on the roads. 


The European Commission's report "Strategic Research Agenda for batteries 2020" states that by 2030 the world energy demand is expected to reach 2,600 GWh. According to experts, this figure makes it clear that electric batteries need to be more powerful, charge faster and last much longer. 


In addition to this report, PROMET stands out; the analysis focuses on extending the life of lithium-ion batteries that also seeks to have a more efficient battery design from the beginning, which does not entail so many tests or such high costs related to its development. 


This research has resulted in a digital battery model, which includes a tool that simulates the process of assembling the battery, analyzing the final quality of the product, its capacity loss, and other issues to estimate its maximum lifetime. 


The degradation process of the electric batteries has also been the focus of analysis to find out how they lose their capacity to store energy and why their performance decreases over time, a research that has also been carried out through a digital battery model. 


As is logical, the PROMET project is key for battery manufacturers to realize the advances achieved through digital models and that these advances are reflected in the incorporation of lithium batteries that meet these characteristics in the different models of electric vehicles


This type of research is necessary to continue incorporating advances in the automotive and mobility sector. Lithium batteries, undoubtedly, already reflect the result of long research processes that make visible that efficient, sustainable, and electric mobility is possible.


What are some of the challenges to be faced when designing lithium batteries?


Lithium batteries are the present and the future of mobility, as they can store more energy in less space than other batteries, thus posing a challenge to the challenges of climate change through decarbonization and renewable energies.  


In addition, lithium-ion batteries incorporate other elements that improve their performance and safety, controlling the charge and current flow, recording the last capacity reached in the full charge, and controlling the temperature.   


Despite the many positive functionalities incorporated, lithium batteries are still exposed to research to integrate advances in their operation, charging, and useful life, among which we can differentiate: 


  • Lithium batteries charger. Developing faster, more efficient, and accessible battery chargers are necessary. Charging the vehicle must be a dynamic process that does not take too much time. It is also vital to increase their capacity to reduce the charges needed to cope with a trip.


  • Efficient rechargeable lithium batteries. Lithium batteries always lose some of their charging power. Depending on the model, it will take more or less time, but degradation is inevitable. Increasing the time they last offering maximum performance should be one of the objectives. 


  • Recycling lithium batteries. Recycling lithium batteries is a challenge in electric mobility; looking at developing a recycling process that allows them to be given a second useful life. Currently the batteries of motorcycles and cars are being reused for other elements that are less demanding. For example, there are companies that are professionally dedicated to making powerwalls so that photovoltaic energy can be stored in homes. This is just one example of how vehicle batteries can be given a second life. 


Compared to traditional rechargeable battery technology, lithium batteries have many advantages, mainly related to charging time, higher energy density, no memory effect, and no loss of charge when not in use. However, they are still open to incorporating many other advantages that make it clear that electric and sustainable mobility is possible and is the future of the automotive industry. 


At Rossvolt, with a clear focus on energy efficiency, environmental care, and respect, we will continue our production of electric motorcycles incorporating the latest technological advances in the battery system, range, and design. Are you ready to join the electric mobility revolution? Join Rossvolt! 

Sustainability Commitment: The Electric Mobility

Due to the numerous climatic and environmental problems caused by the use of petroleum and fossil derivatives throughout the world, many studies and investigations have been carried out to offer the environment new solutions in favor of environmental sustainability; The Electric Mobility.

As you know, this type of mobility is characterized by incorporating one or more electric motors in the means of transport to generate mobility. Electric mobility can be defined as a highly connected industry that has its point of concentration on meeting mobility needs under sustainability with a vehicle through the use of a portable power source and an electric drive.

Undoubtedly, electric mobility is here to stay and will be essential in the future of the transport industry and will eventually be incorporated into means of transport such as trains, trams, planes... In addition, it will address new lines of business that are not only related to the vehicle itself but also its energy systems and transport infrastructure. Do you agree that sustainable mobility is a great opportunity to change mobility as we know it today and which can be used to the benefit of all of us? 

Future of electric mobility

You may have been affected because it is less and less strange to find countries where the driving of gasoline or diesel cars is beginning to be prohibited, or cities where the driving of this type of vehicle is limited. So it is not strange to think that the industry of electric mobility is established, not long from now, as the only viable transport option at a global level.

Far from seeming like a limitation, it is, without a doubt, good news for the security of well-being and care for the environment, since the emission of greenhouse gases will be considerably reduced. In the same way, that work will be done to regulate and reduce the effects produced by climate change.

There is still a long way to go and much research to be carried out to ensure user satisfaction and thus reduce the mistrust that can arise around the qualities and expectations of an electric vehicle.

To achieve this, work must be done on producing electric vehicles. Still, it is also necessary to work together to achieve sustainable electric mobility and create an ecosystem that includes all the services required to make this type of vehicle viable mobility, from the construction of the electric vehicle to the digitization of the entire field that includes collaboration platforms. 

At Rossvolt, we work to produce electric motorcycles that meet both the demands and requirements of the user and the needs of today's environment. That's why we not only manufacture 100% electric motorcycles, but they also have the longest driving range on the market, ensuring our customers an unparalleled experience. 

How are electric vehicles 

The production of electric vehicles contributes to developing a more responsible and environmentally aware industry, fostering the creation of an environment based on sustainability and decarbonization through the electrification of transport.

In terms of care and respect for the environment, these benefits favor the development of new vehicles aimed at satisfying these preferences and concerns of consumers, hence the increasing supply of electric vehicles.

Among the benefits that characterize electric motorcycles, from Rossvolt, we highlight:

  • No pollution: By having an electric motor, it does not emit harmful gases.
  • No Noise: There is no noise pollution with electric vehicles since it is curbed. Electric vehicles can provide a smooth ride with longer distances and higher acceleration.
  • Battery life: Thanks to the commitment to technology and innovation, the batteries of electric motorcycles have a very long useful life, the number of necessary revisions being very low, as they generally do not present failures.
  • Electric charging stations: There is no need to run to the gas station to charge your car when you use an electric vehicle. You can use a normal household socket to set the electric vehicle. In addition, there are more and more electric charging stations distributed around cities.
  • Low Maintenance: The maintenance of electric motorcycles is very low as they have electrical components that are not prone to wear.
  • Easy and smooth driving: a unique feature is regenerative braking. The braking process in combustible cars is a large loss of kinetic energy released as frictional heat. The same energy is used to charge the batteries in an electric vehicle.

Imagine being able to drive while enjoying all these advantages and at the same time taking care of the environment and not causing any environmental impact. It is our responsibility to protect and care for it for all of us.

Steps towards responsible mobility 

This push for the decarbonization of the automotive industry is being reinforced not only by the benefits that an electric vehicle brings to mobility but also by the insistence on creating this favorable environment that supports policies, improvements in technology, the reduction in the price of batteries, the expansion of the supply of electrified models and the gradual development of the recharging network, making this practice more accessible.

All this context makes it foreseeable that there will be 26 million electric vehicles circulating on the roads throughout the year. Looking further into the future, analysts make it clear that by 2030 60% of vehicle sales will be zero emissions, which is why many think that vehicles powered by combustion engines will no longer start on the streets and will be removed from the roads before 2040.

Electric mobility will be the normal mode of transport in the nearest future. Rossvolt, with a focus on innovation both in the design and in the quality of its products, works on each of its projects with the guarantee of always living up to the expectations of this new mode of transport. Are you ready to start being part of this mobility?