Electrical Vehicle Charging Policy

  1. About this policy
    1. This policy describes how Electric Vehicles (EV) may be recharged at Kittiwake Cottage and the responsibilities of EV owners in respect of safe charging.
    2. This policy forms part of our contract with you. A breach of this policy will constitute a breach of the contract between us.
    3. This policy applies to all members of the Booking Party and such other visitors of the Property. It shall be the responsibility of the Lead Guest to inform all members of the Booking Party and any visitors of this policy.
  2. What is an Electric Vehicle?
    1. For the purpose of this policy an EV is any vehicle that uses electric motors, either fully or partially, to drive its wheels. It will derive some or all its power from rechargeable batteries which requires connection to the electricity grid (plug-in). This includes fully chargeable and plug-in hybrid cars, motorbikes, buggies, scooters, mopeds, bicycles, utility vehicles and tracked vehicles.
  3. Domestic chargers are not permitted at the Property
    1. Most EVs are supplied with a domestic charger, commonly known as a 'granny charger' or a ‘trickle charger’. These cables recharge the EV using a domestic power source via a 3-pin wall socket.
    2. Domestic chargers are not suitable for use in the Property and will create a fire hazard. The use of domestic chargers is strictly forbidden
    3. We retain the right to carry out reasonable inspection, on a without notice basis, to ensure that granny chargers are not in use in the Property.
    4. You are solely liable for any damage or loss suffered by us as a result of your unauthorised use of domestic chargers.
  4. Dedicated charging points
    1. The Property has ONE dedicated charge point (DCP), located on the exterior porch wall, adjacent to the parking space. It is the user’s sole responsibility to supply a suitable charging cable to avail of the DCP.
    2. The DCP is exclusively for the use of the Booking Party, our staff and approved contractors. Visitors to the Property who do not comprise the Booking Party are not permitted to use the facilities without our express permission.
    3. The electricity used is charged via the Monta app and kW price is set at or close to the current price charged by the energy supplier.
    4. You must not:
      1. use a DCP if you are not authorised to do so;
      2. use any splitting cables or modify the DCP in any way;
      3. smoke in the vicinity of any DCP;
      4. use the DCP for any commercial EV such as a taxi, ridesourcing or ridesharing EV (such as Uber, Lyft or similar services); delivery or transport EVs including buses or for any other commercial venture
    5. We do not guarantee the availability of the DCP and unavailability of the DCP shall not constitute a breach of our Guest Terms.
    6. We reserve the right to withdraw this facility at any time and for any reason.
    7. Use of the DCP is at the owner’s own risk and we do not accept any liability for loss or damage sustained by you or your EV as a result of using the DCP unless the damage was caused directly by our negligence.
    8. You shall be responsible to us for any damage to the DCP or loss suffered by us caused by your use of the DCP.