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Should You Install EV Charge Points at Your Business?

12 May 2023

Electric vehicles have continued to grow in popularity as they become cheaper and more accessible, thanks to grants subsidizing the cost of installing the infrastructure needed to charge them.




Even with the current fluctuating energy costs, electric vehicles are on track to be the most popular car choice as soon as 2025, according to data analysts. In fact, electric vehicle charge points are at their highest levels yet as of May 2023, with there being 42,566 electric vehicle charging points installed in the UK, across 24909 charging locations. This shows a 37% increase in the total number of chargers since April last year.

With the increase in demand, however, comes the question of charging battery-powered cars. The UK car industry has warned of a “growing regional divide,” between the North and South of England, with there not being enough chargers to cope with the number of electric cars on the road.

However, businesses and workplaces alike can benefit from having electric vehicle charge points installed at their property. With electric vehicle charge points at your business, you’ll be helping to ease demand for chargers in your area, supporting your employees, staying ahead of the times, and fulfilling your ESG agenda. Read more for an overview of why investing in workplace electric vehicle chargers can benefit you and your workplace.

The benefits of electric vehicle charge points for your business

Improve efficiency and cut costs

Workplace electrical vehicle charging points help to make life easier for employees without home charging options. Plus, there are significant discounts for businesses with less than 249 members of staff; current grants can potentially provide up to £15,000 of funding towards the cost of the infrastructure needed for electric vehicle charging stations. By choosing electric cars over standard combustion engine vehicles for your workplace fleet, you will be cutting business costs and boosting efficiency.

Keep up with the times

Electric vehicles are paving the way for the future – with the UK’s legal duty to reduce their carbon footprint by 2050 and commitment to completely phasing out the sale of new standard combustion engine cars by 2030, battery powered vehicles are at the forefront of the automotive industry. They also signify innovation to your competitors – with electric vehicle charging installations a workplace rarity, standing out from the crowd can entice new partnerships.

Help attract and retain employees

Amid a climate crisis and various humanitarian issues, more individuals, especially the younger workforce beginning their careers, expect their workplace to be environmentally and socially conscious. According to a 2018 Workplace Culture Report, 86% of millennials would take a pay cut if it meant working at a company whose values aligned with their own. By future-proofing your business you’ll be highlighting your values to potential new talent.

Reduce your carbon footprint

For companies with a large team, carbon emissions from the daily commute can add up massively. Electric vehicles have a vastly reduced carbon lifespan, so by encouraging your staff to make the switch to one by supplying charging infrastructure, you will play an active role in reducing emissions in your area.

Demonstrate commitment to the environment and social value

Investing in electric car chargers at work highlights your environmental commitment to your delegates, partnerships, and team. It adds social value, helping to earn accreditations and certifications for environmental efforts.

From attracting and retaining employees to demonstrating your commitment to ESG, by installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure, you’ll be establishing your company at the forefront of renewable and innovative technologies.

The BES Group Solution

We’re happy to say that our team of specialists are approved installers with the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, which means we’re well equipped to deal with customer needs with a government stamp of approval to show for it.

This also means that you and your business may be able to take advantage of the OZEV EV Chargepoint Grant (EVCG) or the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) Grant, and benefit from a reduction in upfront EV charge point installation costs! To be eligible for these grants, you must be authorised by OZEV as well as have an OZEV-approved electrician carry out the charge point installation.

Still not convinced about taking the initial step towards a greener workplace? We offer a free initial consultation, where our team of nationwide specialists will educate you in all things Electric Vehicle charging and explore the best charging solutions for you.

Not only are we OZEV-approved, but we also work in partnership with electric vehicle charger manufacturers, which means that we’ll only ever supply you with the perfect charger for you, based on site requirements and preferences.

What’s more, we offer a complete, project-managed, end-to-end service that covers everything from the initial consultation, all the way through to ongoing maintenance and servicing once your charger has been installed.

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