How To Set Up An Electric Vehicle Charging Station? Legal Advice
Every day in Ukraine there are more and more users of electric cars. This creates a corresponding demand for setting up electric vehicle charging stations both for personal and commercial (business) purposes.
This material will explain the difference between using electricity for your own needs (home charging station in the parking lot) and using electricity for commercial purposes, for example to start your own business with EV charging stations.
The whole process of connection and installation of EV charging stations can be divided into several stages, which we will briefly consider.
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How can an individual install a home charging station for an electric car?
If the car is close to your home, in the parking lot, you can install a home charging station and charge your electric car directly at the parking lot.
All you need to do is to find a lawyer who will be able to negotiate with your condominium association or public utilities office right at the start, as the actual manager of the house is in charge of the electrical grids. You should also find an experienced electrician who will be able to connect to the electricity grid.
Why should you think of your own charging station as a business option?
As a rule, electricity for individuals is supplied at much lower prices (about one or two hryvnia per kilowatt).
As for electricity for legal entities, its average cost is about four hryvnias.
Calculations per 100 kilowatts
UAH 4 * 100 kilowatt = UAH 400 per 100 kilowatt (legal entities)
UAH 1.5 * 100 kilowatts = UAH 150 per 100 kilowatts (physical persons)
Thus, it turns out that individuals save about UAH 150 - 200 at 100 kilowatts.
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But let’s say you need to charge more than one car, and you want to join the rapidly developing energy market. What will be cheaper: to buy electricity on the market yourself or through intermediaries?
Independent registration on the electricity market will definitely give you more opportunities for optimal business.
EV charging stations installation for legal entities (business)
Of course, electricity has always been more expensive for legal entities than for individuals. But such business can also be economically optimized.
For this purpose, it’s necessary:
- To start a company;
- To obtain an Electricity Retail License;
- To register the company on the electricity market of Ukraine;
- To find the person who will be bidding on the appropriate platforms.
The launch of electricity and its purchase on the day-ahead market, on the intraday market and on the market of bilateral agreements allows to save up to 30% of the cost of purchasing electricity for electric cars.
By choosing your own contractors and being able to analyze prices on the electricity market, you will be able to choose the most convenient price for you.
If you want to know more about the process of starting an electric vehicle charging station in Ukraine, to find out what documents you will need and how best to address the issue, don’t hesitate to call us.
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