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!