With the news of the 2040 petrol and diesel car ban, there has never been a better time to get into electric cars. And subsequently, to install electric car charging points for your workplace. But how easy is this? And how much will it cost? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we are pleased to be qualified and registered to install and set up electric car charging points. As a result, we have produced this guide to electric car charging points in your workplace.
Why install electric car charging points in your workplace?
The first thing to consider is why would you install an electric car charging point in your workplace? Well, there are a range of reasons, including:
- increasing your employee benefits package
- offering a real alternative to your competitors when it comes to choosing the best employees
- it makes it easier for you yourself to charge your electric car, without having to rely on public or home charging
- it will be the norm in just over 20 years- why not get on board early and avoid the influx of people that will be late to the party?
- its cheaper than you might think
Well, how much will it cost to install electric car charging points in your workplace?
The cost of installing new electric car charging points in your workplace will depend on the number of chargers you wish to install, and the connectivity type.
However, whichever type you choose, you could qualify for the electric vehicle workplace charging scheme. This means that your company could save £300 on the cost of installing a single socket, and you can apply for up to 20 sockets. As a result, you could modernise your business for much less than you might think.
Choosing the right electric car charging points in your workplace
With several electric car charging points to choose from, it can be difficult to select the best one. However, you could simply install the most common charger. This is the wall-mounted Type 2 Fast charger. With 7 kW of power, it only takes 4 hours to fully charge most electric cars. As a result, your employees can charge while they work.
For more information and advice, contact us today at Walker Electrical.