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Tackling carbon emissions remains a global priority. The government has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 and are putting more pressure on UK businesses to make environmentally friendly choices when choosing the vehicles that they provide for staff.
For businesses looking to establish a competitive advantage, and to be equipped to handle the significant expansion of the EV market over the next decade, installing electric vehicle charging points is a smart move to make.
What is an electric vehicle charging station?
An electric vehicle charging station — also known as an EV charging station — is a little like a petrol pump but for electric cars. It supplies electricity so that plug-in electric vehicles can recharge. These vehicles include electric cars and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs).
What services do Love Energy Savings offer for electric vehicles?
Love Energy Savings offers fully funded electric car charging points to businesses across the UK.
Here’s how it works:
- We’ll install a number of electric car charging units at your property
- Units are available as either one-way or two-way charging points with 16 amp (3.6kW) and 32 amp (7.2 kW) single-phase charging options'
- Recharging of the unit is done remotely
- All charging units meet the P54 British Standard Institute (BSI) certification
- A separate electricity supply is installed and paid for by a Love Energy Savings partner
What are the benefits of choosing Love Energy Savings?
There are several benefits to choosing Love Energy Savings to supply your electric vehicle charging points:
- Fully funded — Different funding sources available depending on geographical location
- Fully compliant — Our charging stations are compliant with all EVs and PHEVs
- Customisable — Can be customised to suit corporate branding
With so many great reasons to upgrade, now is the time to join the EV revolution.
Why is now the right time to invest in EV charging?
1. Plan ahead to meet future demand
The electric vehicles market is set to truly explode in the next decade. Could you capitalise by helping to build the UK’s network of charge points?
Any business who wants to stay relevant as the world moves towards its carbon-neutral target will need to take action now to secure their future. Electric vehicle charging stations constitute a significant change that takes your business ahead of the curve. That way, you don’t get left behind.
2. Destination charging
If you build it, they will come! Installing an EV charger can contribute considerably to your business’s footfall as more and more consumers purchase electric vehicles.
EV owners are always on the search for more convenient locations to charge their vehicles – while charging, these visitors could potentially be converted to customers.
3. Supporting brand values
Is your environmental stewardship at the core of your business’s values? Many companies have worked hard to differentiate themselves by taking an eco-friendly approach to business.
Having EV charging stations on your property enhances your environmental stance and differentiates your brand. It reinforces what your brand is about and sets the tone for your business/
Get in touch today
Could your business benefit from electric car charging point installation? Give us a call today to find out more on 0800 975 5380.
FAQs about electric vehicle charging
What are the costs involved for EV charging points?
There are two main costs of workplace EV charge points – the price of the unit and the installation fees.
For a standard project, a fully installed Type 2 7kW two-way unit would usually cost between £1,000 and £1,500.
How much maintenance does an EV charger need?
The good news is that electric vehicle charging points require very little maintenance. If installed properly, every piece of mechanism can be easily replaced in most charging units. Charging stations with online connectivity will also feature remote diagnostics and repair.
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
The charging speed for an electric vehicle will depend on the type of charging point installed. There are three main types of EV charging – rapid, fast, and slow.
A rapid charger can vary between 43kW and 100+kW, charging an electric vehicle to 80% in as little as 20 minutes.
Fast chargers vary from around 7kW to 22kW. A 7kW charger will recharge an electric vehicle in between 4-6 hours and a 22kW charger in around 1-2 hours. Slow chargers vary from 3kW to 6kW with a full charge typically taking around 6-12 hours.
How many charging points does my business need?
It’s important to consider the intended use of charging points before committing to the installation.
Is your business investing in a fleet of electric vehicles or will the charge points be used for staff and clients?
You should keep in mind expected growth as employees may be more likely to drive an electric vehicle if they are offered workplace charging. For employers, a staff survey may well be a good place to start to understand employee needs and build early support for the project.
What is the Workplace Charging Scheme?
Under the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) the government offers businesses, charities, and local authorities financial support to install electric vehicle charge points at their premises.
The WCS is a voucher-based scheme limited to 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £350 per socket for up to 40 sockets.