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22 August 2022

EV Charging for Businesses

EV electric car charging for business
Vehicles and on road transport are the UK’s biggest contributors to emissions, if the UK is to achieve its Net Zero goal by 2050, we must decarbonise road transport. With the recent increase in interest and demand for EVs, getting a head start now can help prepare your business for a more sustainable world.
What can EV charging points do for your business?

Having an EV charging point can help reduce your company’s carbon footprint, support an existing sustainability plan or kick start the journey to a more sustainable business.

EV charging points could be used for staff and commercial vehicles, or they can be available to the public, which may help attract new customers/clients to your business. What’s more, you could also encourage customers to stay longer and spend more time and money with your business while they wait for their EV to charge.

You may wish to set up an electricity cost to use your charging point. You could set a blanket fee for all, or you could set a fee for the public but allow free charging to all customers, attracting people to purchase from your business while they benefit from your free charging point.

Making your charging point visible on charger location services or apps such as ‘Open Charge Map’ or ‘ZapMap’ can also promote more traffic to your business and stand out from competitors by becoming a more convenient choice for EV drivers.

Future proof your business, with a UK government ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles in 2030 and the introduction of low and ultra-low emission zones, your business could get an early start in providing EV charging for customers and the use of EVs in your fleet.

Start saving money per year on your commercial/staff vehicles by cutting out fuel costs, you could save more than £1000 per 10,000 miles.

You may also be eligible to receive money towards the cost via the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS), a government scheme for EVs offered by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) which will allow businesses to provide charging solutions at a reduced cost. 

Setting your goals
• How many charging points will you need? 

Will/Can you offer your charging station to customers? (or just use it for staff/commercial vehicles)

• Will you set up charging fees to use your charging station?

• Do you need to make your charging point visible on EV charger location services such as ‘Open Charge Map’ or ‘ZapMap’?

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