Launch of a pilot project concerning residential charging of electric vehicles

03.02.2020

Following the incentive announced during the Budget 2020 speech, by which owners of electric vehicles (EV) will be charged a fixed rate for electricity as of this year, as part of the government’s push to encourage adoption of electric vehicles, Enemalta plc is launching a pilot project as an initial procedure in the implementation of this initiative.

While in the coming weeks Enemalta plc will be launching a full-fledged service for all-electric vehicle owners who will be in a position to charge their electric vehicle in the convenience of their residence, today we are launching a project as a pilot which will be available on a first-come-first-served basis for up to hundred (100) EV owners.

The charges covering installation and equipment costs will be waved during the pilot, while a fixed flat rate of €0.1298 per unit will be applied when charging their vehicle during the off-peak period (00.00 hrs – 06.00 hrs), as stipulated by Enemalta plc. The consumption consumed during the remaining time of the day will be added to the total current consumption of the household.

The consumption of the EV charger will be measured via a new meter. During the off-peak period, the EV unit (EVU) will be automatically activated, whilst during the peak period, it will be automatically disabled. Users will still be in a position to charge the EV during the peak period by activating a by pass function.  In doing so, the EVU will remain active until the start of the next on-peak period at 06.01 hrs. 

All the energy consumed during the off-peak period (00.00 hrs – 06.00 hrs) will be charged at a flat rate of €0.1298 per unit, whilst that consumed during the remaining time of day will be added to the total current consumption of the household.

Those interested in participating in this pilot project need to fill in the online form and our personnel will get in touch.

The enclosed FAQ’s will provide you with further information on this newly launched service.