In line with the UK government’s ambition to achieve net zero by 2050, electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming an increasingly popular choice for car buyers. Enterprises up and down the country are also being encouraged to adopt methods that are less harmful to the environment, and part of this means investing in renewable energy sources on site.
Whether your firm plans to update its fleet of commercial vehicles or company cars with the use electric battery power or you’re looking to support the green-minded choices made by your employees, investing in EV charge points onsite can be a wise move.
What are the benefits of your firm going electric?
The installation of charge points for EVs can have a wide range of benefits, not only for your business, but for your employees and clients. Offering charging capabilities for electric vehicles can allow you to enjoy multiple advantages, like greater tax efficiencies and access to government grants through the OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) Workplace Charging Scheme. It can also save you money on running and maintenance costs and lower your firm’s carbon footprint, enhancing its sustainable portfolio.
Going electric can be appealing not just to your employees, but also to improve your public image, attracting new customers. Demonstrating your commitment to the environment will also prove to your client base that you are committed to improving your firm’s efficiency, especially if you can pass on savings from the new methods you adopt.
Perhaps most importantly, making the move to using sustainable energy will future-proof your company, so it is prepared for the coming changes in legislation that will outlaw the use of fossil fuels in cars and vans.
The Workplace Charging Scheme and how it can benefit businesses
Government support is currently available to help companies make the move to using greener vehicle technology. The OLEV workplace grant is designed to reduce both the purchase price and installation cost for EV charge points on company premises by a significant 75 percent, and by up to £350 per socket, including VAT. Enterprises joining the workplace scheme can claim for up to a total of 40 sockets, making potential substantial savings of £14,000.
Expert electricians ready for installations
Whether you run a start-up or a well-established business, if you’re keen to take a step forward by installing EV charge points at your place of work, you can count on our qualified contractors for a simple and stress-free installation.
At BEST Electrical, our certified electricians have the skills and experience to complete any installation – whether you require a single charging station or multiple charge points to power up your fleet, no project is considered too big or too small for our team to tackle. We work closely with our clients, so you’ll be an important part of the planning when we roll out your EV chargers, and you can feedback at any time to help us minimise disruption to your workflow.
Contact our professional team today for a free, no obligation quote, or, if you’re ready to get started, explain your requirements and we’ll book in your installation.