The popularity of electric vehicles has grown and grown over the last few years. Battery technology has improved meaning that the distance that you can now travel between charges has significantly improved.
The greatest advantage is however the reduction in emissions (figures suggest a reduction of around 40% CO2) compared to a conventional petrol or diesel powered vehicle. There are also some significant financial incentives to running an electric vehicle too which include:
- No road Fund Licence or company car tax if the cost of the vehicle is below £40,000
- No additional emissions charge in congestion zone (London)
- Plug-in Grant and EV home charge service grants are available
- Possibility of free parking in some areas
- The advantage of overnight charging on cheaper energy tariffs (eg Economy 7)
- Petrol pence per mile starts at over 12p, Electric Vehicles can be as low as 2p per mile
Being are partnered with Garo for the supply of OLEV approved electric vehicle charge points, you can expect the highest quality and a range to fulfil all budgets and requirements. So whether it’s a home electric vehicle charge point or you need multiple charge points for a business carpark, contact us today to discuss your electric vehicle charging needs.
Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme
There are grants available through the government funded Homecharge Scheme. The grant is set at a 75% contribution (maximum £500 including VAT). It is limited to the cost of one installation at a domestic residence per eligible vehicle and up to a maximum of two charge points at the same address with a total current demand of 32A (i.e. 16A per Socket).
Workplace Charging Scheme
The Workplace Charging Scheme is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.
The scheme offers a contribution of up to 75% of the purchase and installation costs to a maximum of £500 per socket and is limited to a maximum of 20 outlets across all sites for each applicant.
Applicants must have dedicated off street parking for staff.