Whilst the majority of private EVs charge at home, fleet vehicles typically spend most of their time at the workplace. On top of this, many staff use their EV to commute to work which makes it an ideal place to top up during the day.
To encourage workplaces to transition their staff and fleet vehicles to electric, OLEV offer a grant specifically for workplace charge points.
Similar to the Homecharge Scheme, OLEV provides financial support for organisations to have charge points installed at their premises. Intuitively named the Workplace Charging Scheme, the grant covers 75% of purchasing and installing up to 20 chargers (maximum £500 per charger) per organisation. To help your business go electric, Coventry City Council have partnered with EO Charging to guide you through the process.
Managing your workplace charging system can be a daunting prospect. However many charge point suppliers offer an intelligent management platform to give you all the tools you need to manage your staff and/or fleet charging.
EO Charging’s EO Cloud gives you the ability to restrict access to certain users, take payment from staff at rates that you set, generate reports for calculating benefit in kind, and access the state of charge for your fleet vehicles.
Sixteen of the UK’s largest van fleet operators, including the Environment Agency, Network Rail and Tesco, have committed to adopting electric vans by 2020 under a new government-backed scheme intended to drive air quality improvements.
The OLEV funding for workplaces is limited - to make the most of it, start your organisation’s electrification journey now!