” Running out of gas ” ! Here’s the electric car driver’s biggest fear. Today, for 640,000 electric or rechargeable hybrid vehicles, more than 700,000 charging points have been installed in France. But, only 43% of these points are installed in private homes, imposing on many users to have to rely on the availability of public charging stations or in their companies.
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The right to take, not so easy to manage for trustees
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Thanks to their good “right to plug” – which seems to guarantee them easy access to a charging station at home – more and more French people are considering switching to an electric car or a rechargeable hybrid. Except that the right to take, “it’s complicated”, to use the expression used by a social landlord who manages thousands of housing units in the Paris region.
“Trustees have other concerns in mind that the rules of the load in joint ownership, with all the stakes of the individualization of the heating costs, the obligatory facelift, the obligation to carry out an energy performance diagnosis and a multi-annual work plan”, notes this professional .
Unsurprisingly, the first motorists to choose a rechargeable vehicle are those who live in individual homes, where it is easy to have a charger installed. For others, asserting your “right to take” requires a lot of time and patience, first to get information, then to obtain quotes and build a file to be submitted for the approval of the assembly of co-owners of the building.
While the owner will send his installation project directly to the syndic – accompanied by a plan and a precise description of the work – the tenant must inform the owner and the syndic. The project will be presented to a general meeting and the trustee has a period of six months to oppose the work. Some trustees prefer to entrust the installation and maintenance to an operator such as Zeplug, which will be remunerated on the sale of Wallboxes and monthly rental packages.
Except it’s time!
Pierre Clasquin gives the measure of the urgency: sales of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles increased by 62% in 2021, but “only 1% to 2% of the collective housing stock is currently equipped with charging stations”, recalls this head of electric vehicles at Total Energies. Nearly 70% of charges are made at home, according to Avere-France, or even 88% if we are to believe a survey conducted by Enedis.
A report by the firm TERA Consultants finds that 52% of charging points are in companies, 42% at home and only 6% on public roads. But within 10 years, one in three cars sold will be electric : it is therefore urgent to provide for their recharging in collective housing.
Good news, you can benefit from an energy transition tax credit capped at €300. Despite the “right to take” which, since 1er January 2021, extends the right to install a charging station at one’s own expense in one’s parking space, whether indoors or outdoors, plugging in your electric car when you are in a condominium is not always easy. Even more so when you live in rental properties… So, arm yourself with courage!