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The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up EV Chargers at Your Business

17 May 2023

Delivering electric vehicle charging solutions that work for your workplace. Supporting your people in making a more environmentally conscious choice.

Are you looking to install EV charge points at your business or workplace, but aren’t sure where to get started? Switching to electric vehicles (EVs) is a great way to reduce your business’s carbon footprint and add value. But where do you begin?
The BES Group are ready to support you throughout the entire process, starting now. We’ve covered everything you need to get started; from getting the right infrastructure set up at your business, having the first conversation through to the installation and maintenance of your infrastructure.


The Benefits of EVs for Your Business

Firstly, before going through the EV charge point installation process, it’s important to understand how they can benefit your business. Electric vehicles are not only better for the environment, but they can also save your business and employees money on fuel costs and maintenance while adding to your ESG (Environmental & Social Governance) agenda.
Additionally, offering EV charging stations can attract environmentally conscious customers and employees. By making the switch to EVs and having charging infrastructure installed at your site, your business can prove its commitment to sustainability.


Figuring out Your Charge Point Needs

Before you decide to install electric vehicle charge points at your business, it’s important to decide your charging needs. You should consider:

  • The number of EVs you plan to have in your fleet
  • The distance, on average, they will be travelling
  • Current electrical capacity

Researching which electric vehicle charger is most suitable for your business can be a headache. With so many chargers available with different charging speeds and connector types, it can be hard to choose what’s best.

Consulting with an EV charging expert – like the BES Group – can help you figure out your specific charging needs. Our team of EV specialists have decades of combined experience in all things EV and are the experts when it comes to finding the right charging solutions for our customers.

Getting the Process Started
At the BES Group, we have over 20 years of experience in installing electric vehicle chargers. Our nationwide presence means we’re well equipped to support you and your business no matter your location or requirements.

At the BES Group, we get the job done right the first time, every time, with no fuss and no delays.
We offer a complete end-to-end service with national coverage:

  1. Initial Consultation
    We will get in touch to find out more about your requirements, giving you all the information you need to understand how our Electric Vehicle Charge Point solution can cater to your needs and how we can support you. We will help you to decide on the right course of action as well as discuss the grants you can take advantage of.
  2. Site Survey
    Our experienced engineers will work with you to find the best fit for your needs. With our best-in-class survey, we can ensure that every aspect of the installation is considered and discussed with you. Our electricians are proud to empower our customers to make the right decisions by making complex subjects simple to understand.
  3. Quotation
    Following the site survey, the information gathered will be reviewed, materials specified, and hardware costed. This information will then be put into a proposal and sent to you for review.
  4. Installation
    Our highly qualified and accredited installation teams will then complete all aspects of the charge point installation and afterwards, will walk you through how to use them.
  5. Service and Maintenance
    Once you have installed the necessary charging infrastructure and have started using EVs at your business, it’s important to develop a plan for maintenance and upkeep. As part of our EV Installation service, the BES Group can offer expert service and maintenance. We’ll help devise the right maintenance plan for your requirements and conduct periodic inspections of your EV charge points. Together, we’ll help to make sure your EV charge points are kept in top working order and, most importantly, are safe to use.


The BES Group Solution

We’re proud to say that our team of specialists are approved installers with the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles. This means we’re the experts when it comes to dealing with customer needs, with a government stamp of approval to show for it. Because of this, you and your business could be eligible to take advantage of the OZEV EV ChargePoint Grant (EVCG) or the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) Grant, and benefit from a reduction in upfront installation costs. To be eligible for these grants, you must have the charge point installation carried out by an OZEV-approved electrician.

Still not convinced about taking the first step toward a greener workplace? We offer a free initial consultation, where our team of nationwide specialists will answer any questions and explore the best charging solutions for you.

We aren’t just OZEV-approved, we also work in partnership with electric vehicle charger manufacturers. This means that we’ll only ever supply you with the perfect charger for you, based on your site requirements and preferences.

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

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