How it works station 2017-06-15T11:02:57+00:00

How it works:

  • Register your charging station.

  • Set your own Tariff for each of your charging stations. You can set up a special and discounted tariff for family & friends.

  • Let someone else charge at your charging station.

  • Your earnings will be transferred to your Share&Charge wallet.

  • You can use the Share&Charge balance for:

    – Charging your electric car at other charging stations.

    – Cashing-out your earnings to your bank account.

    – Coming soon: Donating your Share&Charge balance to a non-profit organization.

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Tariffs:

Community Tariff

 

The Community Tariff is used for the general Share&Charge users. By setting up the Community Tariff you can therefore set up a tariff for this target group.

Family & Friends Tariff

 

By setting up this kind of tariff and inviting Share&Charge users to your family & friends list, you can set a special and discounted tariff for a closed user group.

Flatrate Tariff

For the Flatrate tariff you setup one price that will be charged for a maximum charging time of 4 hours. The selected amount will then be charged, independently of the duration of the charging process as well as the amount of kWh.

Time-based Tariff

For the time-based tariff, an approximated value of the charging capacity per hour is estimated. The combination of the capacity of the charging station & the electric vehicle form the basis for this estimation. The information of the capacity of the electric vehicle is stored in the charger’s profile. In some cases parking costs are being added.

kWh-based Tariff

 

For the kWh-based tariff, the amount of charged energy is measured by a smart-meter and subsequently billed. In order to able to use this tariff, a calibrated meter has to be installed.

Find the right tariff for your charging station

The short video on the right illustrates how quick and easy the registration of the charging station and in particular the selection of the tariff for the charging station is.

The example charging station has a Type 2 plug with a charging capacity of 11 kW. In addition, the station is equipped with the Share&Charge module, which means that the charging station has WLAN, GSM and a Light Client, which controls the charging station via the Share&Charge app and the blockchain.

The example shows the Share&Charge Community Tariff, which is the general tariff for all users registered with Share&Charge. In addition to the Community Tariff, the user can also create a Family & Friends Tariff that applies only to this restricted user group.

The tim-based option is selected and the information on energy costs and parking costs are filled in. In the example, the charging station owner has energy costs of € 0.29 per kWh and requires parking costs of € 2. In addition to the time-based Tariff, the charging station owner could also opt for a flat rate.

After clicking on publish, the tariff overview will be shown to the station owner, which must be confirmed. The hourly rate we estimate is based on the capacity of your charging station as well as the battery capacity and charging capacity of the electric car.

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Donation

Coming Soon! Besides the regular pay-out function of your Share&Charge balance, the Share&Charge balance can be soon donated to a non-profit organization. So you can do good in two ways. On the one hand, as part of the Share&Charge Community, you will help to bring emobility forward and on the other hand you can support a non-profit organization of your choice.

Connect the station with Share&Charge

In order to be able to integrate your charging station, which is already equipped with the  Share&Charge module, into our system, it must be connected to the Internet. This is currently done via your private W-LAN, which can be easily connected using Wireless Protected Setup (WPS). The Share&Charge module then automatically starts the WPS mode at initial setup. In order to connect to the network, your DSL router / access point must also be set to WPS mode. For this, usually only one button at the router / access point has to be pressed. For further information, please consult the manual of your DSL router / access point.

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Additional Information

The following guidance is only in alignment with the German law.

Operating a charging station affects the individual commercial income within the meaning of the income tax act. It is decisive here whether the activity is carried out autonomously, sustainably and with a view to achieving the desired results and is designed for participation in the general economic traffic.

A total profit can be achieved over the lifetime of the company. If this is not done, the tax office can start from hobby. Commercial income is not available in this case, however, in return, no losses can be taken into account.

If commercial income is available, the taxation of the income tax declaration must also include the tax return. However, there is a voluntary allowance of 24,500 euros for natural persons and companies, up to which no commercial tax is levied.

The private operator of a charging station is entrepreneurially active, as long as he / she delivers a sustainable contribution to third parties. The charging station is then used for the sustainable generation of revenues (sales) from the sale of electricity, which are subject to sales tax (VAT) in principle, whereby the sustainability of an activity must be assessed according to the overall picture of the situation.

The operator of a charging station can be treated as a small-scale business if the previous year’s revenue does not exceed 17,500 € and the sales of the current year are expected to exceed € 50,000 (Stand January 1, 2016). Sales tax is then not levied on sales. If the operator of a charging station does not carry out any further activities subject to revenue tax in addition, he will regularly fall under the small business rules.

When applying the small business rules, no input tax can be reimbursed from the incoming invoices (even from the purchase of the charging station) and no invoices with separate sales tax (VAT) certificate may be issued.

However, the operator of a charging station cannot use this simplification rule (option for so-called rule taxation).

As a business owner/ small business owner, the operator is required to make invoices on demand for the services provided by him and to keep copies thereof for 10 years.

According to the Electricity Tax Act, the supply of electricity to third parties is subject, in principle, to the responsibility of the charging station as a supplier (with the corresponding registration and documentation obligations).

However, the derogation to Section 1a (2) No. 2 of the German Electricity Tax Ordinance applies regularly to operators of charging stations or charging poles. They will not become electricity suppliers if the electricity is supplied to third parties for use by electrically operated vehicles and the electricity is exclusively supplied by a resident supplier. Basically, in these cases, the energy supplier, who supplies the electricity to the charging station, remains a current-controlled supplier and electricity tax provider.

As far as self-produced electricity (e.g. from cogeneration of heat or photovoltaic plants) is supplied via the charging station, contact should be established with the relevant main customs office and/ or tax consultant.

General and not binding details- please contact for further and more concrete questions your Tax accountant.