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Grants available to help businesses join the green revolution

Electric Vehicle EV charging

Businesses and charities looking to install electric car charging points can now get additional financial help from the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV).

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and charity organisations can apply for a grant, known at the Workplace Charging Scheme.  The scheme allows businesses to install charging points with a contribution from OZEV of 75% of the purchase and installation costs (up to a maximum of £350 per charge point). Workplaces can install up to 40 charge points - up from 20 that the scheme previously offered.

Businesses need to apply through an online application portal and must use an OZEV authorised workplace charging scheme installer. If successful, businesses have six months to complete the installation.

Offering electric car charging points is becoming more important as staff look to switch to zero emissions vehicles as prices of electric vehicles come down.

There was a 186% increase in battery electric vehicle sales between 2019 and 2020 and with even more cars from more manufacturers on the market this will only increase. And since April 2020, 0% BIK on electric cars has made them an increasingly attractive choice for company car drivers.

Providing electric car charging points can make businesses more attractive to staff and customers. Customers stay for longer and it makes clients lives easier if they can charge their vehicle while they do business and providing charging points to charge a business's fleet of electric cars can mean less stress for drivers, a responsive workforce and lower costs.

They can also help to reduce a business's carbon emissions and demonstrate their environmental and social responsibility and as the government has announced the ban on sales of new Internal Combustion Engine cars from 2030 it's important to help future proof businesses now.

Apply for a grant

Electric Vehicle EV charging
29 March 2021

Businesses and charities looking to install electric car charging points can now get additional financial help from the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV).

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and charity organisations can apply for a grant, known at the Workplace Charging Scheme.  The scheme allows businesses to install charging points with a contribution from OZEV of 75% of the purchase and installation costs (up to a maximum of £350 per charge point). Workplaces can install up to 40 charge points - up from 20 that the scheme previously offered.

Businesses need to apply through an online application portal and must use an OZEV authorised workplace charging scheme installer. If successful, businesses have six months to complete the installation.

Offering electric car charging points is becoming more important as staff look to switch to zero emissions vehicles as prices of electric vehicles come down.

There was a 186% increase in battery electric vehicle sales between 2019 and 2020 and with even more cars from more manufacturers on the market this will only increase. And since April 2020, 0% BIK on electric cars has made them an increasingly attractive choice for company car drivers.

Providing electric car charging points can make businesses more attractive to staff and customers. Customers stay for longer and it makes clients lives easier if they can charge their vehicle while they do business and providing charging points to charge a business's fleet of electric cars can mean less stress for drivers, a responsive workforce and lower costs.

They can also help to reduce a business's carbon emissions and demonstrate their environmental and social responsibility and as the government has announced the ban on sales of new Internal Combustion Engine cars from 2030 it's important to help future proof businesses now.

Apply for a grant

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