As regards the charging infrastructure, it is important to note that 90-95% of charging operations for this type of vehicle are carried out in the garage “where they sleep“, usually at night, when the electricity demand is lower. The public infrastructure therefore plays a supporting role, to cover the remaining 5-10% of charging needs.
In private homes and companies, EVs can be charged at power points at between 3.7 and 22 kW. As a general rule, the higher the power, the faster the installation charges the vehicle.
The Basque Country has invested in promoting core installations in shared garages, through EVE's aid programme for efficient transport and mobility, which offers 100% grants for this type of project.
As regards the licenses required to install a private charging point, it is important to note that, under horizontal ownership (condominium) legislation, the only requirement for installing an EV charging point for private use in the car park of the building is that prior notice be given to the other residents, provided that the charging point is located in an individual garage space.
||Rotation carpark, public road
||Service stations, rivate fleets
(*) Estimated charging times for a 40 kWh battery
(**) Fast charge times are for 80% of battery capacity