Owning an electric vehicle
At Brunelcare, we are keen to encourage accessible and environmentally friendly modes of transport, but we must balance this with ensuring the safety of our residents, staff and buildings at all times.
Brunelcare is in the process of developing an Electric Vehicles Strategy, setting out our approach to the use, storage and charging of EVs on our sites.
This Strategy will cover all EVs: including electric cars and vehicles, hybrid cars and vehicles, e-bikes, e-scooters, mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs.
Charging electric vehicles
Brunelcare does not currently have any charging stations installed at any of our sites or properties.
You can find more information about the different EV charging points available near you on the Zap Map website.
Charging electric vehicles – what not to do
Owners of electric cars who live at, work on or visit a Brunelcare site must ensure that:
❌ A domestic multi-socket extension lead is not used to charge the vehicle
❌ A ‘daisy chain’ of extension leads is not used to charge the vehicle. This increases the risk of an electrical fire as electric shock
❌ Cars are not charged directly from a 13 amp socket in a home. Old wiring may not be able to cope with the demand from charging a vehicle over a prolonged period
Owners of e-bikes, e-scooters, mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs who live at, work on or visit a Brunelcare site must ensure that:
❌ Batteries are NOT left on charge continuously
❌ They STOP using or charging any battery if any damage is noted, and a replacement battery is sought
❌ Batteries are NOT charged in an area that may prevent escape routes in the event of a fire
❌ Batteries are NOT charged close to combustible materials
❌ Lithium batteries are NOT covered whilst they are charging