Workplace charging solutions for Electric Vehicles
With a growing number of electric cars now on the road, it’s becoming increasingly important for businesses to have a car charging facility installed. Installers of workplace charge points for electric vehicles are seeing a positive increase in the number of employers offering charging solutions for the employees, a move in the right direction that means the employee’s daily electric range can essentially be doubled when provided with the option to charge at one of the places they spend the most time.
Many UK employers are embracing the move to Electric Vehicle and some businesses are also replacing their fleet with electric vehicles, meaning charging points are necessary in order to conveniently charge their vehicles as well as providing the service for visitors.
There are a number of benefits for employees making the investment to provide workplace charging stations, particularly those seeking LEED certification. Additionally, the investment encourages a generation of eco-minded employees.
To assist and promote the wider use of electric vehicles, the government is offering installation grants via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). In order to be eligible for the Workplace Charging Scheme or the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme, installers need to apply for OLEV authorisation via the Government portal.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK.
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.
There are many options when it comes to charging points. Installers of electric car charging solutions, William Dyer Electrical conducted vast research into the options available to establish the best products for both value for money and energy efficiency.
William Dyer Electrical are EcoExperts for Schneider, specifying and installing their car charging systems.
Some of the benefits of choosing a Schneider charging system are:
- 80% of capacity charged less than 30 minutes
- Adaptable solutions for every building type – small or large
- Specially designed chargers to withstand several hours of use on a daily basis
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