Published this Tuesday, December 29, decree 2020-1720 shortens the deadlines and specifies the conditions for the application of the right to take. This is excellent news for those who wish to install a charging station for their electric vehicle in co-ownership.
Introduced in July 2011, the right to plug allows each user of an electric vehicle to exercise their right to install a charging solution in their parking space. Essential in condominiums where the installation of a terminal can turn into a nightmare, the device will evolve from January 1, 2021. Published this Tuesday, December 29 in the Official Journal, decree 2020-1720 sets a new framework and considerably relaxed the rules existing.
While the owner or the condominium association now has six months to oppose the project, the deadline will be reduced to just three months from January 1. As with the current system, only a serious and legitimate reason authorizes the owner or the trustee to oppose the installation. In this case, referral to the court is compulsory.
In the case of condominiums, the passage to a general meeting is also reduced. While it is still compulsory to put the work on the agenda, the subject is the subject of simple information. It does not lead to a vote of the other co-owners.
It should be noted that this passage in general assembly should not cause any delay in the realization of the project. If the next general meeting is held after the planned date of installation, these can be carried out. The trustee will only have to report on the work carried out by putting it on the agenda.
While the current decree applies to “covered and closed” parking lots, the new version has a much wider scope. Any tenant with a private parking space, whether covered or outside, closed or not, will be concerned.
Work always the responsibility of the user
While the introduction of this new decree will considerably shorten installation times, the terms of financing the charging solution will not change. In the case of individual equipment, it is up to the user to finance his terminal and its connection. Aid is however planned for collective residential.
In the case of individual equipment, the Advenir program covers the supply and installation costs up to 50% with a ceiling of € 960 excl. Tax per charging point. This premium can be supplemented by a tax credit. Limited to 75% of the amount spent, this climbs to 300 euros per charging point.
Sources: decree 2020-1720, Avere France
While 44% of French people live in collective housing according to INSEE, this change in the right to take is more than welcome. However, the procedures remain much heavier than for individual accommodation. While the pre-equipment of new residential buildings is now in place, the question of what exists still arises. In an ideal world and as Enedis advocates, all buildings would have to be pre-wired, which would allow the user to deploy a terminal (almost) as easily as if he had to take out an internet subscription. It remains to be seen who will foot the bill …