Business charging points are being used to recharge commercial vehicles, vehicle fleets and employee’s personal vehicles on a regular basis. Occasionally, they are also used by suppliers, visitors or customers.
Before installing the charging points in a commercial or industrial building it is advisable to carry out a study for the implementation of the points to calculate the cost.
Authorized installed has to carry out the installation of the charging point. But, if the installation needs a higher power of more than 50 kW (or 10 kW outside), the project has to be signed by a competent technician.
The price of the charging points depends on the charging speed, the characteristics, cables, etc. The companies count for the installation of the charging points with the aid of the MOVALT Infrastructures Plan. This aid can cover up to 60% of the investment.
Are companies obliged to install recharging points for electric vehicles?
On June 30, 2015, the Spanish Royal Decree 1053/2014 entered into force, approving a new Complementary Technical Instruction (ITC) BT 52 Facilities with special purposes. Infrastructure for the recharging of electric vehicles, of the Electro-technical Regulation for low voltage and other complementary technical instructions of the same are modified.
This Royal Decree was published in the BOE on December 31, 2014. Through the first additional provision of the Royal Decree, min. provisions of the structure are prescribed for the recharging of the “electric vehicle” in buildings or parking lots of new construction and public roads, the following being:
Min. provisions established in Royal Decree 1053/2014, Mandatory in new buildings or parking lots.
A building or parking lot are considered to be a new construction when presenting the construction project to the competent Public Administration for processing after the date of entry into force, ie license request after June 30, 2015.
- Pre-installation: In car parks or collective parking lots in horizontal property buildings, a main drive must be run in community zones (by means of pipes, channels, trays, etc.), to make it possible to carry out derivations up to and including recharging stations located in the parking spaces, as described in section 3.2 of the (ITC) BT-52.
- One charging station for every 40 spots: In car parks or parking lots for private, cooperative or business fleets, or those for offices, for their own staff or associates, or municipal vehicle depots. In parking lots or permanent public parking lots.
The Object and Scope of application of the ITC BT 52, also incorporates the parking’s of family homes or of a single property, providing the provisions and technical specifications for electric vehicle charging facilities in those cases.
But, this installation is not mandatory in family or single-property car parks because the royal decree does not include them, if it is not understood, that ITC BT 52. provides the corresponding technical data for projects that incorporate the same.