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The Benefits of Workplace Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

Workplace Charging

The number of drivers switching to electric vehicles is on the rise. By 2040 all new cars in the UK must produce effectively zero emissions, following a ban on petrol and diesel cars in 2032.

It’s now time to prepare for the electrified future, and it’s never been easier with the OZEV Workplace Charging Scheme grant. O&D Electrical install electric vehicle charging points at your workplace: offering charging solutions for staff and visitors.

Offering charge points at your workplace is not only a convenient solution for EV drivers, it shows your business’ interest in modern and eco-friendly technology. Improve your business’ public perception with your commitment to green energy by installing a charge point.

Workplace Charging Scheme

The OZEV workplace grant reduces the purchase and installation cost of electric vehicle charging points for the workplace by 75%, up to £350 (including VAT) per socket. Companies can claim up to a maximum of 20 sockets; a total potential saving of £7,000.

What is this Scheme for?

This scheme has been available since November 2016 and is open to any business, registered charity or public authority located in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but is not available in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man or crown dependencies. To view the full guidance, download the Workplace Charging Scheme Guidance PDF document.

Does my Company qualify for the Workplace Charging Scheme?

To qualify, your business must have off-street parking. Your business does not need to own an electric vehicle however you do need to declare either a current need for EV charging infrastructure or an intention to encourage uptake amongst your staff and/or fleet. The grant is available for new charge points only (cannot claim on existing ones).

What are the benefits?

  • Reduce the running cost and taxes of your company fleets

  • A green fleet can help reduce CO2 emissions and reach sustainability goals

  • Reduce employee benefit in kind tax for company cars.

  • Employees can save nearly £1,000 a year in fuel costs.

  • Provision of electric vehicle charging to visitors.

  • Employees can apply for home charge scheme grants

  • Improve public perception with your commitment to green energy

How does the Workplace Charging Scheme work?

The Workplace Charging Scheme is a voucher-based system. Companies complete an online application.

If successful, a voucher code will be awarded within 5 working days which can then be presented to your OZEV-approved installer. The voucher code is only valid for 120 days from the date of issue

How do I claim for the Workplace Charging Scheme?

To claim for your voucher, you will need to complete and submit the WCS online application. Once OZEV has assessed and approved your application, they will send you the voucher.

Please note that some OZEV applications may require more information and it is ultimately OZEV’s decision on allocating the voucher. To view the full application guidance, download the Workplace Charging Scheme Guidance PDF document from the OZEV website.

Once you have received the WCS voucher, please contact PowerEV to discuss your order requirements. Please note that you must have your voucher prior to placing your order and arranging installation.

EV Charging Installation Experts

At O&D Electrical, our expert advisors can help you choose the best EV workplace charger for you. Whether it’s the convenience of a tethered charge point or the flexibility of a socketed one, O&D Electrical has you covered. A tethered charging point has its own integrated cable, whereas a socketed point requires a separate cable connecting with each use. If you’re unsure of which electric car charging solution you’d prefer, please contact our expert advisors to discuss the right option for you.

Call 07734 925 778 today to see how we can help you.

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