THE WORKPLACE CHARGING SCHEME
Receive up to £10,000 for charging points at your work.
If you’re a UK business, charity or public authority and looking to install charging stations for electric cars at work for staff, fleet vehicles and visitors, you could be eligible for the Workplace Charging Scheme.
An increasing number of companies are installing charging units for electric vehicles for employees and visitors. As with home-based charging, plugging-in an EV at the workplace makes sense as an employee vehicle will typically be in one place for most of the day. Work-based chargers can also play a role in attracting customers to visit a commercial or retail site.
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is run by the government and is funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. It provides a grant for businesses to reduce the cost of having an EV charging point installed on their premises.
The grant provides up to £500 per socket at 75% of the total cost of installation. A maximum of 20 sockets can be installed on a dedicated off-street parking for staff, visitor and fleet use.
Why switch to electric vehicles?
As EVs become more mainstream, the costs are dropping rapidly and there are a wide variety of benefits for drivers making the switch. From the environmental impact to the savings you can make on fuel, tax and maintenance costs, electric vehicles could help you save significant amounts of money.
Fully electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions making them greener, cleaner and better for the environment than petrol or diesel. In addition, one of the first things drivers notice when switching to an electric cars or vans is the quietness of the vehicle. This creates a far more comfortable, relaxing driving experience.
The benefits of driving electric vehicles are clear. With exciting new technologies currently being developed, which promise to cut charging times to minutes, significantly extend range and further enhance safety and automation features; there has never been a better time to switch to driving an EV.
Be a part of the future of electric vehicles
Demonstrate commitment to the environment and support brand values. EV charging at the workplace sends a clear and visible message about where your business stands with respect to reducing the environmental impact of your companies operations and personnel.
Understand the Key Steps to Simpler Workplace Charging
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a government scheme funded by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles. It provides a grant for businesses to reduce the cost of having an EV charge point installed at their premises.
The grant provides up to £500 per socket at 75% of the total cost of installation – up to a maximum of 20 sockets – to be installed on dedicated off-street parking for staff, visitor, or fleet use.
- You can save more than £1,000 a year in commercial fleet and employee fuel costs per 10,000 miles.
- You’ll offer electric vehicle charging to your employees.
- Reduce employee “benefit in kind” tax for company cars.
- A green fleet can help reduce CO2 emissions and reach sustainability goals.
- You can demonstrate environmental commitment
To be eligible for the scheme your organisation needs to meet the following criteria:
1) Either a registered business, charity, or public sector organisation
2) Can declare a need for electric vehicle charging equipment or an intent to encourage uptake among their staff and/or fleet
3) Are located in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland
4) Have dedicated off-street parking for staff and/or fleets suitable for chargepoint installations
5) Own the property or have consent from the landlord for chargepoints to be installed at all the sites listed in the application
There are many options available to choose from when it comes to electric car charging point installation. Our panel of experts can take the task out of your hands and claim the OLEV grant for you.
They want to make the process of installing charging points as simple as possible for you. By completing the application on your behalf, they will be on hand to provide guidance and support throughout the application, ensuring the solution is right for your business.