Important: don’t charge electric cars using ordinary power sockets!

10 Oct 2016

An increasing number of people are charging their electric cars without authorisation using standard 220v sockets in our parking areas. This not only involves a risk of damage, it is also dangerous.

“Many of our tenants want to take the opportunity to charge their electric cars during office hours, and when there haven’t been enough charging stations available they’ve been using extension leads attached to standard 220v sockets,” says Johnny Pettersson, Parking Manager at Fabege. “This is highly dangerous.”

Power supply overloaded 

Most electric sockets in our properties are not adapted for charging electric cars, as these demand a lot of continuous power. And if several cars are being charged, this very quickly overloads the property’s mains supply and at the very least, blows the fuses. The long charging time and the high level of power needed to charge an electric car can also make the socket overheat, which in extreme cases can cause a fire.

“We’ve seen more and more unauthorised charging of cars, so we’re now urging our tenants to stop doing this and to contact us to find an alternative solution,” says Johnny Pettersson. “We’re concerned about safety; we don’t want people to be injured or property damaged.”

More charging opportunities on the way 

Demand for charging stations has risen as electric cars become more common, and Fabege is busy setting up more charging points in its parking areas.

Contact Fabege to find out if you can charge your car at your office parking area.