Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining popularity as a sustainable mode of transportation, but the limited availability of charging points still remains a common barrier to EV purchase.
In a recent Ofgem survey, 33% of consumers who stated they were unlikely to buy an EV listed the reason as not having adequate access to a charging point.
Installing an EV charge point at your business premises offers several benefits including attracting new talent, increased employee and customer satisfaction, and a commitment to a greener future for your business.
In this blog post, we will explore how installing an EV charger can benefit your customers and employees.
Convenience and Cost Savings
Installing a dedicated EV charging point at your workplace provides convenience and cost savings for your employees and customers who own or are considering purchasing EVs.
It eliminates the need for them to rely solely on public or home charging stations, saving them time and reducing stress whilst also reducing the usage of their EV charging point at home or eliminating the need for one entirely.
What’s more, as running an electric vehicle can cost up to 70% less than traditional fuel bills, utilising EVs can offer significant long-term cost savings for both employees and businesses.
As EVs have become more commonplace, the cost of charging point installation has also decreased. At Go Green Solar, we offer EV charging point installation from just £925 and have a range of models available at different price points.
Promoting Sustainability Initiatives
By installing an EV charger at your workplace, you actively contribute to reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainability.
This commitment aligns with corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, enhancing your business’s reputation as an environmentally conscious organisation.
By showcasing your green credentials, you can attract conscious customers and it may even give your business the edge when competing to win a new client.
Financial Incentives and Support
As well as becoming more affordable in recent years, businesses can take advantage of government-supported programs such as the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).
The WCS is a government funded, voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of purchasing and installing EV charge points.
By leveraging the WCS, businesses can significantly reduce installation expenses, making the transition to EV charging more affordable.
Fleet Management & Leasing Options
Installing EV chargers at your workplace opens up new possibilities for fleet management and lease options. Businesses can offer electric company vehicles and provide charging infrastructure for employees with company-issued EVs.
With employees charging their company vehicles at work, they won’t have to worry about finding external charging stations, increasing efficiency and route planning.
Having EV charging points may also benefit your business if you currently lease company cars, as leasing an EV will become more practical giving your business more options when selecting cars to lease.
Assurance for Customers
It’s not just employees who benefit from EV charging points, installing a charger at your workplace also benefits your customers who own electric vehicles.
By providing on-site charging facilities, customers can visit your premises without having to plan their journey around accessible charging points.
This can strengthen customer loyalty and allows you to market your business by listing yourself on EV charging station maps such as Zapmap.
Complete Renewable Solutions
By installing an EV charger at your workplace, you are taking a significant step towards improving your green credentials and reducing your environmental impact.
However, if your business is ready to go even further, certain EV chargers are compatible with solar panels, enabling you to harness completely renewable energy for charging electric vehicles.
By integrating solar panels with your EV charging infrastructure, the electricity delivered by the charging point is sourced from clean and renewable energy sources.
What’s more, embracing complete renewable solutions by combining EV chargers with solar panels also translates into cost savings. By generating your own electricity from the sun, you can offset a portion of your energy bills.
EV Charging Point Installations from Go Green Solar
At Go Green Solar, we are approved EV charger and solar panel installers operating in Bristol and the South West. We offer a range of popular EV chargers from leading manufacturers such as EO, Easee, Hypervolt, Myenergi and more.