The ideal use of electric vehicles is to charge at home but, due to an imbalance of information, many management committees still have doubts about the installation of charging piles in their communities, which has become an obstacle for many people wishing to buy electric vehicles. Maybe, this problem can now be solved.
The electric vehicle market is growing rapidly around the world, and Taiwan is no exception. In the first half of the year, the market increased by 84%. The cumulative number of electric vehicles listed in Taiwan has exceeded 20,000. Various models have appeared on the stage. In 2022, the sales of electric vehicles will exceed 10,000. There is a lot of opportunity but the big question for electric vehicles has always revolved around "charging."
Although the government and the industry are actively deploying charging piles in public parking lots, it is most convenient for car owners to charge at home. If they live in a house, there is no problem. However, car owners who live in community buildings need to install charging piles in the community parking lot and it is not simple.
The first is safety concerns. Many people think that electric vehicles are prone to fire. Although the proportion of fuel vehicle fires is higher, people always have greater doubt about newer things. The second is the fairness of cable installation. A common misunderstanding is that charging piles will take electricity from the community, but this is not so. The last is appearance. Assuming that each household installs cables themselves, and each wiring methods is different, it is easy to clutter the parking lot.
When communities are still worried about how to take into account the interests of car owners, management committees, and residents, YES Energy has assisted more than 50 communities and construction projects to build charging piles through professional community charging planners, allowing car owners to charge when they go home and park. This, not only meets the needs of car owners, but also enhances the added value of the community.
The community charging planner will first go to the site to investigate the parking area, plan an appropriate charging pile construction plan, provide relevant information and consulting services to the management committee, and then the engineering team will carry out electrical cable layout and charging pile installation.
In addition, YES Energy has also recently launched a bus-bar charging pile system, which is designed and constructed for the overall charging pile line to facilitate the expansion of electric parking spaces in the future which, not only reduces future engineering costs but also flexibly dispatches loads. The LMS on-site charging management system, which can perform power distribution, charging scheduling, and monitoring real-time charging status, effectively assists the community management committee in managing the charging status of multiple different brands of future charging stations and avoid exceeding the electricity consumption of the watt-hour meter.
In addition to YES Energy, many charging piles and electric vehicle manufacturers provide consulting services. Mercedes and Tesla have professional teams to assist in communicating with the management committees. People who are interested in installing charging piles can make more use of them and solve problems through third-party professionals and avoid misunderstandings caused by head-to-head confrontation.
In order to assist in the transformation of electric vehicles, the Taipei City Government also provides subsidies for community charging piles. The management committee applies for the installation and maintenance costs of electric vehicle charging equipment. The maximum subsidy is 49% of the total cost. From the 1st, depending on the size of the community, the maximum subsidy is NT$100,000 to NT$200,000. New Taipei City has launched a subsidy for low-carbon community transformation and the subsidy amount for electric vehicle charging equipment can reach 50%.
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