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The EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme


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The EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme

In order to accommodate incorporated owners and property managements to understand more about EHSS, and to respond to the needs for supportive infrastructure for home-charging, Cornerstone managed to organize a series of seminar to the IO and PM representatives during October 2020 to March 2021. Seminars were focusing on the introduction of EHSS as well as providing technical and investment solutions for the difficulties encountered in the infrastructure construction. In response to a carbon reduction journey and increase public confidence in adopting low-carbon transportation, Cornerstone has been continuously providing government departments, developers, housing estates, and commercial operators with comprehensive charging facilities for indoor and outdoor parking.
Frequently Asked Questions

We have resolved many “difficulties” related to the scheme for many property management. Please call +852 6700 0047 or email to sales@cstl.com.hk for inquiries. Following FAQ for immediate answers

A1: Only car parks that are registered at the Building Department except car parks for cargo handling and car parks that are used for daily or hourly rental.

A2: The car park management can submit an application as long as it meets the application qualifications of the subsidy program, but all the charging infrastructure or charging equipment that has been installed before submitting the application will not be subsidized. In addition, if the installed charging infrastructure or charging equipment involves service contracts or agreements signed with other parties or institutions, the parking lot will not be eligible for application.

A3: The applicant must specify all parking spaces in the car park that are to be included in the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure when submitting the application. As long as the car park spaces included in the project do not include individual parking spaces whose owners refuse to be included in the subsidy scheme, an application can be submitted.

A4: Unless the car park’s covering has been approved by the Buildings Department, the parking spaces will be regarded as outdoor parking spaces.

A5: If the car park is under the jurisdiction of more than one Incorporated Owners, each Incorporated Owner can only submit one application.

A6: The applicant should cover all qualified parking spaces when submitting the application, otherwise individual parking space that is not included in the application may face greater cost and technical difficulties in the future when they decide to install EV charging infrastructure.

A7: In this case, the parking spaces owner should finance his/her own EV charging infrastructure or opting for a monthly subscription plan offered by the EV charging service provider.

A8: Before submitting the application, the applicant must contact the power company for a preliminary assessment of whether it has sufficient power supply. Applicants are required to provide basic information (such as car park floor plan, number of parking spaces, the location of charging facilities/chargers to be installed, and the location of switch rooms, etc.). If the electrical power is insufficient, the power company will provide suggestions and feasible solutions for the applicant’s consideration including whether it is necessary to expand/add a transformer or the sub-switch room.
7.1 Q: What should I do if the power is insufficient to install at least 50% of the single-phase 32A charging of all applied parking spaces?
A: Wait for the power company to install transformers which will usually take three years to increase the power supply or use an intelligent power management system called Load Management System which is provided by the electric vehicle solution provider like Cornerstone Technologies.

A12:
(I) The housing estate absorb the extra expenses
(II) Reduce the scope of project (Re-size)
(III) Re-Tender
(IV) Cancel the application (Withdrew)

A14: If the cost of electric vehicle charging infrastructure installation exceeds the funding limit, the applicant may consider modifying the scope of the project, or canceling the application. He can look for suppliers in the market that provide electric vehicle solutions and infrastructure construction to provide a one-stop solution and flexible professional plan.

A15: The Registered Electrical Contractor (REC), however since the project of the EV-Charging at Home Subsidy Scheme may take a long period of time to complete, it is strongly recommended to engage a supplier with the experience to install EV charging projects.

A16: Any official meeting minutes during the board meeting, or authorization letter signed and issued by the Deed of Mutual Covenant Manager Company, or any appropriate official documents, are all acceptable.

A18:
At least three times:
(I) Vote and appoint 2 authorized persons + resolution to apply for the subsidy scheme;
(II) Engineering consultants: notify the winning consultant and the winning price + voting for consultant’s appointment
(III) Contractor: Notification of the winning contractor and the price of the winning bid + voting for contractor’s appointment.
A19:
(I) If the 40% of the parking spaces are hourly/daily rental, none of the parking spaces in this 40% is eligible for the subsidy program. The remaining 60% might be eligible.
(II) Anyone (including developers, Incorporated Owners, or DMC managers) who has 40% or more parking spaces, none of the 40% is eligible for the subsidy scheme.
A21:
No, each charger must be connected to an independent meter (installed by the power company)
18.1. Q: By the way, if there are many parking spaces, what should I do if the housing estate cannot find a suitable place to attach the meter?
(I) Reduce the scope of project coverage (Re-size)
(II) Cancel the application (Withdrew)

A22: The fire detection system can be included in the subsidy scheme when presenting the installation engineering specifications. The applicant should note that if the subsidy amount is not enough to cover the total cost of the installation project, the applicant shall bear the excess amount.

A23: The subsidy plan does not have comprehensive support and protection. Applicants are required to purchase maintenance and insurance for the entire set of equipment at their own expenses or may consider a monthly fee plan from suppliers that provide EV charging solutions and infrastructure. The monthly fee from such supplier will include Free consultation, installation, repair, maintenance, insurance and after-sales service, etc.

If your application does not meet the eligibility of the scheme, Cornerstone can provide you with alternative solutions. Learn more from us immediately!
EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme (“EHSS”)

The Hong Kong Government has rolled out a HK$2billion “EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme” (EHSS) to subsidize the installation of EV charging infrastructure for existing private residential buildings. Processing of applications is on a first-come-first-served basis until the funding is used up. Cornerstone Technologies understands your needs and is ready to offer help to apply for the subsidy enabling your carpark to be EV ready. These are the 13 good reasons why you should choose to work with us:

Consultation

Free consultation

Amount Up

Maximized subsidy amount up to HK$30,000/parking lot

Optimized Charging Speed

Our chargers suit all kinds of carparks, with optimized charging speed via Load Management System

One-stop Operational Solution

One-stop operational solution – from innovative EV charging systems, routine inspection & testing, and insurance; to consistency of appearance and more

1300+ Charging Points

Various EV charging stations at 1300+ charging points around Hong Kong

EHSS listed Contractor

EHSS listed Contractor*

Registered Electrical Contractors

Listed REC from EMSD

Load Management System

We have built successful Load Management System at EMSD headquarter

Wide Range Service

Wide range of service: consultancy, infrastructure rollout plan and EV-charger installation works (including warranty and maintenance)

IEC standard

IEC standard compliance, reliable and safe

EV Charging

EV Charging solution provider

Powerful Back-end

Powerful back-end technology system

Insurance Coverage

$20,000,000 product insurance coverage

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The EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme


building

The EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme

In order to accommodate incorporated owners and property managements to understand more about EHSS, and to respond to the needs for supportive infrastructure for home-charging, Cornerstone managed to organize a series of seminar to the IO and PM representatives during October 2020 to March 2021. Seminars were focusing on the introduction of EHSS as well as providing technical and investment solutions for the difficulties encountered in the infrastructure construction. In response to a carbon reduction journey and increase public confidence in adopting low-carbon transportation, Cornerstone has been continuously providing government departments, developers, housing estates, and commercial operators with comprehensive charging facilities for indoor and outdoor parking.
Frequently Asked Questions

We have resolved many “difficulties” related to the scheme for many property management. Please call +852 6700 0047 or email to sales@cstl.com.hk for inquiries. Following FAQ for immediate answers

A1: Only car parks that are registered at the Building Department except car parks for cargo handling and car parks that are used for daily or hourly rental.

A2: The car park management can submit an application as long as it meets the application qualifications of the subsidy program, but all the charging infrastructure or charging equipment that has been installed before submitting the application will not be subsidized. In addition, if the installed charging infrastructure or charging equipment involves service contracts or agreements signed with other parties or institutions, the parking lot will not be eligible for application.

A3: The applicant must specify all parking spaces in the car park that are to be included in the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure when submitting the application. As long as the car park spaces included in the project do not include individual parking spaces whose owners refuse to be included in the subsidy scheme, an application can be submitted.

A4: Unless the car park’s covering has been approved by the Buildings Department, the parking spaces will be regarded as outdoor parking spaces.

A5: If the car park is under the jurisdiction of more than one Incorporated Owners, each Incorporated Owner can only submit one application.

A6: The applicant should cover all qualified parking spaces when submitting the application, otherwise individual parking space that is not included in the application may face greater cost and technical difficulties in the future when they decide to install EV charging infrastructure.

A7: In this case, the parking spaces owner should finance his/her own EV charging infrastructure or opting for a monthly subscription plan offered by the EV charging service provider.

A8: Before submitting the application, the applicant must contact the power company for a preliminary assessment of whether it has sufficient power supply. Applicants are required to provide basic information (such as car park floor plan, number of parking spaces, the location of charging facilities/chargers to be installed, and the location of switch rooms, etc.). If the electrical power is insufficient, the power company will provide suggestions and feasible solutions for the applicant’s consideration including whether it is necessary to expand/add a transformer or the sub-switch room.
7.1 Q: What should I do if the power is insufficient to install at least 50% of the single-phase 32A charging of all applied parking spaces?
A: Wait for the power company to install transformers which will usually take three years to increase the power supply or use an intelligent power management system called Load Management System which is provided by the electric vehicle solution provider like Cornerstone Technologies.

A12:
(I) The housing estate absorb the extra expenses
(II) Reduce the scope of project (Re-size)
(III) Re-Tender
(IV) Cancel the application (Withdrew)

A14: If the cost of electric vehicle charging infrastructure installation exceeds the funding limit, the applicant may consider modifying the scope of the project, or canceling the application. He can look for suppliers in the market that provide electric vehicle solutions and infrastructure construction to provide a one-stop solution and flexible professional plan.

A15: The Registered Electrical Contractor (REC), however since the project of the EV-Charging at Home Subsidy Scheme may take a long period of time to complete, it is strongly recommended to engage a supplier with the experience to install EV charging projects.

A16: Any official meeting minutes during the board meeting, or authorization letter signed and issued by the Deed of Mutual Covenant Manager Company, or any appropriate official documents, are all acceptable.

A18: At least three times:
(I) Vote and appoint 2 authorized persons + resolution to apply for the subsidy scheme;

(II) Engineering consultants: notify the winning consultant and the winning price + voting for consultant’s appointment

(III) Contractor: Notification of the winning contractor and the price of the winning bid + voting for contractor’s appointment.

A19:
(I) If the 40% of the parking spaces are hourly/daily rental, none of the parking spaces in this 40% is eligible for the subsidy program. The remaining 60% might be eligible.
(II) Anyone (including developers, Incorporated Owners, or DMC managers) who has 40% or more parking spaces, none of the 40% is eligible for the subsidy scheme.

A21: No, each charger must be connected to an independent meter (installed by the power company)
18.1. Q: By the way, if there are many parking spaces, what should I do if the housing estate cannot find a suitable place to attach the meter?
(I) Reduce the scope of project coverage (Re-size)
(II) Cancel the application (Withdrew)

A22: The fire detection system can be included in the subsidy scheme when presenting the installation engineering specifications. The applicant should note that if the subsidy amount is not enough to cover the total cost of the installation project, the applicant shall bear the excess amount.

A23: The subsidy plan does not have comprehensive support and protection. Applicants are required to purchase maintenance and insurance for the entire set of equipment at their own expenses or may consider a monthly fee plan from suppliers that provide EV charging solutions and infrastructure. The monthly fee from such supplier will include Free consultation, installation, repair, maintenance, insurance and after-sales service, etc.

If your application does not meet the eligibility of the scheme, Cornerstone can provide you with alternative solutions. Learn more from us immediately!
EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme (“EHSS”)

The Hong Kong Government has rolled out a HK$2billion “EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme” (EHSS) to subsidize the installation of EV charging infrastructure for existing private residential buildings. Processing of applications is on a first-come-first-served basis until the funding is used up. Cornerstone Technologies understands your needs and is ready to offer help to apply for the subsidy enabling your carpark to be EV ready. These are the 13 good reasons why you should choose to work with us:

Consultation

Free consultation

Amount Up

Maximized subsidy amount up to HK$30,000/parking lot

Optimized Charging Speed

Our chargers suit all kinds of carparks, with optimized charging speed via Load Management System

One-stop Operational Solution

One-stop operational solution – from innovative EV charging systems, routine inspection & testing, and insurance; to consistency of appearance and more

1300+ Charging Points

Various EV charging stations at 1300+ charging points around Hong Kong

EHSS listed Contractor

EHSS listed Contractor*

Registered Electrical Contractors

Listed REC from EMSD

Load Management System

We have built successful Load Management System at EMSD headquarter

Wide Range Service

Wide range of service: consultancy, infrastructure rollout plan and EV-charger installation works (including warranty and maintenance)

IEC standard

IEC standard compliance, reliable and safe

EV Charging

EV Charging solution provider

Powerful Back-end

Powerful back-end technology system

Insurance Coverage

$20,000,000 product insurance coverage

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