More and more businesses are making a conscious effort to reduce their carbon emissions and become more sustainable. There are many ways for firms to improve their sustainability, with one of the biggest being the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).
Here, ENGIE’s EV Solutions, a provider of integrated electric vehicle charging solutions in the UK, shares the top things you need to know about getting an EV charge point installed at your workplace and the six key benefits of going electric – whether for your staff or your fleet.
1 - You can receive a Workplace Charging Grant from the government
The government offers initiatives for workplace charging to make it more accessible. The government’s Workplace Charging Grant scheme allows businesses to claim up to £14,000 towards the cost of installing EV Charging. The scheme was introduced by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles to help support and encourage organisations looking to install electric vehicle charging facilities at their workplace.
You could also be eligible to take advantage of tax super-deductions on new plant and machinery as announced in this year’s budget, which are applicable to EV charge points. This new policy will allow companies to cut their tax bill by up to 25p for every £1 invested
2 - Turn it into a revenue stream for your business
When you install EV charging points at your workplace, you can make the decision to make them available for public use as well as employees. In doing so, you can establish a separate public tariff, whereby you can charge the public who use your charge points and generate revenue. You can even set dedicated tariffs for different groups of drivers, allowing you to personalise pricing for the likes of staff, visitors and the public.
3 - There are clear benefits for employees too
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