EV charge point installation in commercial and workplace settings
As organisations take steps to improve sustainability and minimise their environmental impact, commercial electric vehicle charging points are growing in popularity and demand. From hotels, retail and leisure facilities, to warehouses, offices and car parks, workplaces across the UK are switching on to the benefits of renewable energy.
When you add up all the benefits of installing them, electric vehicle chargepoints make complete commercial sense.
Business benefits of installing EV chargepoints
Convenient, rapid charging for employees and remote/fleet vehicle users. Free charging can be offered as an employee benefit.
Give visitors the confidence to visit your premises and leave fully charged
Reduce emissions and increase sustainability by turning your fleet electric
Attract customers with electric vehicles and keep them on site for longer. Units can be free or chargeable.
Electric fleets assist in achieving zero rated company car tax
Grant funding is available for the majority of UK businesses
OZEV grants for Work Place Charge Scheme
Grant funding is available for all UK Work Place EV chargepoint installations. The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) runs a Workplace Charging Scheme offering eligible businesses a £350 grant per socket (up to a maximum of 40) to install EV charging at workplaces for staff and fleet vehicle use.
The voucher-based scheme provides up to 75% support towards the purchase and installation cost of EV chargepoints. Funding is available to private businesses, charities and public sector organisations.
As your OZEV approved installation company we can claim the grant back on your behalf, the next step is to apply for a voucher code which will allow us to credit the value of the grant to your invoice. Please click the link below to apply now.
Vouchers are valid for 6 months and must be claimed before installation takes place.
OZEV EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets
The EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets will give money towards the infrastructure businesses need for chargepoints, as well as for installing the chargepoints themselves.
The grant means businesses do not have to install all the chargepoints the infrastructure allows for. It permits them to plan for the future by creating infrastructure now that can enable chargepoints to be installed later on.
A business can receive up to 5 grants in total. Each grant must be for a different site that the business owns, leases or rents. Each grant can have a maximum value of £15,000.
Businesses can get upto £850 for each charge point installed (minumum of 5 charge points per site).
Speak to our friendly and helpful team to discuss whether you are elgible for this grant or click on the below link for more information.
Time to power up your organisation?
Pick up the phone or complete our online form to request a callback. We’ll do the rest!
You’ll be allocated a personal account manager from our commercial installations team who will be on-hand to guide you from enquiry and design right through to installation and commissioning of your new charging stations.
Let us find a charging solution that’s right for your organisation.
FAQ - General EV Questions
What’s the difference between slow, fast and rapid charging?
A slow charge is your domestic three-pin plug. It can take overnight to charge a fully electric vehicle or between 2-4 hours for a hybrid.
Fast charge units are the most common domestic chargepoints, charging an electric vehicle in around 3-6 hours.
As the name suggests, rapid chargers are the speediest and can charge an electric vehicle to 80% in under an hour.
How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
The time it takes to charge an electric vehicle will depend on the size of your car’s battery and the speed of your charger. As a general rule, battery size divided by charging speed = time to charge.
E.g., if your car has a 40kWh battery and you have a 7kw charger installed at your home, a full charge would take around 5 hours.
What’s the difference between a three-pin plug and a wall-mounted charging system?
Most electric vehicles are supplied with a three-pin plug as standard. This is the same as a domestic appliance plug. The problem with a three-pin plug is the speed of charge is very slow - a normal three-pin plug is limited to 3kW, whereas most wall-mounted charge points deliver up to 7.4kW of alternating current direct from your home’s electricity supply.
How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?
Charging an electric car at home costs on average £8.40 for a full charge, but this varies depending on battery size, mileage and electricity tariff.
What’s the difference between a Type 1 and Type 2 charger?
Type 1 is a single phase cable used by early electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles which offers a slower charge of up to 22kW. Type 2 allows for faster charging of up to 43kW.
Why should I purchase an EV charger from you instead of the vehicle manufacturer?
Vehicle manufacturers’ lead times are traditionally long and branded units can be expensive. For a compatible EV charger supplied and fitted in no time at, you are better off using an approved installer like 247EV.
What’s the difference between a tethered and an untethered charge point?
A tethered charger has a cable that’s permanently attached - the best choice if you only have one vehicle to charge. An untethered charger is a more flexible option if you need to charge different models of vehicle as it allows you to swap between different cables.
How long is the warranty on your electric vehicle chargers?
Most EV chargers come with an on-site 3-year warranty on parts and installation as standard.
FAQ - Commercial EV Grants
Can I claim after installation or for historic EV chargepoints?
No, all Workplace Charging Scheme voucher claims must be made prior to installation and are valid for 6 months. Organisations may not claim for chargepoints that have previously been installed.
What’s the maximum funding available?
The Workplace Charging Scheme offers eligible businesses a £350 grant per socket. If you were to install the maximum of sockets (40), the total voucher funding would be £14,000.
Is my organisation eligible for a grant?
Grant funding is available under the Workplace Charging Scheme to registered businesses, charities and public sector organisations across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
To be eligible for the grant you must:
- own the property where the chargepoint/s will be installed or have consent from your landlord, and
- have dedicated off-street parking for staff and/or fleet vehicles.
How many chargepoints can I get vouchers for?
A single organisation can claim grant funding for up to a maximum of 40 sockets. These don’t have to all be located on the same site.