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Monta and Nevo to roll out EV chargers to apartments


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,731 ✭✭✭munchkin_utd

    yea, so not the same it seems as say a person with a house and a driveway. Its simply a shared charging point with commercial charging rates that you can book slots on

    on the other side of it, its better than nothing and does save on the hassle of wasting time at a fast charger, or wasting time at a slow charger and walking home, possibly quite a distance.

    It of course only works if a basement garage has spare spots to install a charger into but many irish apartment blocks have visitor spaces so you'd expect that they'd sacrifice some of those if needs be

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,202 ✭✭✭zg3409

    Apartment charging is a big problem because most management companies are businesses struggling to break even and pay public liability insurance. They consider rolling out chargers a big expense a pain and more than 50% of apartment owners may be against it. It's a hard sell even with grants and with no designated spots which spots get chargers? And with dedicated spots who gets first chargers? And with "shared" visitor type spaces it could quickly become complaints to management company. Financially also the real world prices to users may be high than diesel or petrol so no real cost savings and hard to get users to charge every night and pay nig fees to keep chargers running. I am not saying it can't be done, but it's hard to do.