Woohoo the housing company FINALLY approved my application to get a (slow) charging station to my parking space, for my future electric car, or at least a hybrid. This ordeal took almost two months now, and I need to get rid of my current car by November because then I am supposed to have its annual inspection, and I know it won't pass it unless I replace the windshield which has a crack on it, and buy new tires for it... and if I am going to use that much money on repairing it, I might just as well keep it for yet another 5 years or so, and forget about getting a new (electric!) car for now...
I first applied for a 10A charging station but the company from which I was buying it later informed me they've run out of them, and no new ones are coming for at least a couple of months due to component shortage. But they said they had one 16A charging station in the storage, and are willing to sell it to me for the same price (as I had already actually paid for it and the work, so they didn't want to lose their customer, me demanding a refund).
I wasn't sure the housing company was ready to accept the 16A charging station because they have set a rule that it can be max 10A or 8A. Anyway, I managed to convince them that I will use it at max 8A level because that is what the charging cable restricts it to anyway. I think 8A charging is enough for my needs, especially as I will charge it also at my work.
Wow, it seems I am going to have an electric car... feels like getting a flying car or something. I haven't gotten a reply from the company yet, but they PROMISED to keep that one charging station reserved for me, until I get the approval. So there is still a small chance they haven't kept their promise, but damn I paid for it already! They owe it to me!
Post edited August 24, 2021 by timppu