5 Benefits of EV Charging Stations for Business
However big or small your business is, there are real benefits to installing EV charging stations. In the UK, there are already over 450,000 electric vehicles on the roads. As we move further towards the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars, that number is only going to increase.
All those EVs need charging points – and being able to provide them for both your customers and employees is a great way of demonstrating your business’s commitment to greener practices and policies, as well as getting ahead of the curve. Here’s what you’ll get in return…
Benefits of EV charging stations for business
1. Employee satisfaction
If your employees commute long distances by car to get to work, the likelihood is that more of them will be turning to EVs to make that journey. Benefitting from workplace charging hubs at office complexes will keep employees happy, and demonstrates your commitment to meeting their needs.
2. Customer retention and growth
If you’re a business looking to drive customers to your site and keep them there for longer, installing EV charging points is an easy way to do so.
Drivers of EVs use apps like Zap Map in order to locate charging points. By installing hubs at your business, you’ll be listed on these resources, meaning that EV owners will be driven – literally! – to your facilities, improving footfall and attracting new customers.
Typically, EVs will need to be charged for a few hours depending on the speed of charging points offered. As customers charge their vehicles, they’ll be able to take advantage of your business offerings, meaning more potential sales.
3. Take advantage of government grants
If you electrify your business’s fleet of vehicles and install EV charging points, you may be able to benefit from government grants. The Workplace Charging Scheme is a voucher-based scheme that provides support for the up-front costs of purchase and installation, and charities, public sector organisations, and eligible businesses alike can take advantage.
4. Demonstrate a commitment to CSR
Short for corporate social responsibility, CSR refers to policies that prioritise environmental concerns. They’re becoming an increasingly hot topic, with businesses undergoing real scrutiny over their green initiatives and practices. Installing EV charging points demonstrates commitment to reducing your business’s carbon footprint, and is a tangible way of both reflecting and implementing environmentally-focussed CSR policies.
5. Minimise disruption
Indicate your business’s ability to get ahead and stay there by installing EV charging points. Low and ultra-low emission zones aren’t exclusive to London – cities including Birmingham and Glasgow already have low emission zones, with others like Manchester and Newcastle set to introduce them.
The demand for electric and hybrid vehicles is only going to increase as greater areas of the UK implement such schemes. By installing EV charging stations, you can stay ahead of the curve and avoid disruption when the transition to electric goes from an option to a necessity.
Secure your workplace EV chargers with Full Charge EV
At Full Charge EV, we install bespoke workplace EV chargers tailored to your needs. Our team are both highly qualified and experienced, so we can manage every aspect of the installation for you – call us on 0113 3934 546 or email [email protected] today.