Over the past decade, the number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads has risen exponentially, offering a more environmentally friendly solution to transportation. Charging an electric vehicle (EV) at your own charge point could cut costs by as much as half, compared to public charging stations, and they offer greater convenience. We help businesses offset carbon emissions and generate additional revenue through commercial EV charging stations that are compatible with any electric vehicle.
The Benefits of EV Charging Points
EV charge points work similarly to petrol pumps, but they output electricity instead of petrol or diesel. Charging stops automatically when the battery is full, so you’re not paying for more than is needed to charge the vehicle fully. EVs are cheaper to run than traditional cars and could save EV owners over £500 a year on fuel costs alone. By recharging with electricity from your own renewable energy source, the fuel costs are zero.
Making the transition to an electric vehicle can help to contribute towards a cleaner environment and makes a big difference in the right against the climate crisis by improving air quality. Even when charged by grid electricity, electric vehicles have a far smaller environmental footprint than standard vehicles. By combining a charge point with a renewable energy system, you can run a zero-emissions vehicle.
Why Invest in EV Charging Points for Your Business?
Businesses can benefit from government grants which cover up to 75% of the costs in purchasing and installing EV charge points, making it a cost-effective solution that can add value to your property. Not only are customers with EVs more likely to spend longer on your premises in order to charge, encouraging them to buy more of your products or services, but charging points themselves can be a source of revenue through the option of selling electricity to EV owners.
Investing in an EV charging infrastructure can boost your brand’s ethical reputation too, which can enhance customer loyalty in favour of a less eco-conscious competitor. It can also boost your brand’s visibility to bring in new clients, with a growing number of tools available to help EV owners plan routes and locate sites with charging points. For businesses with staff who own electric vehicles, it meets the needs of staff and demonstrates businesses as responsive and committed to their employees.
Businesses in a host of the different sector can benefit from EV charging systems, from large offices that need to cater to the needs of their staff to leasing firms with EVs who need sufficient charging points for their own vehicles. Similarly, businesses who have, or hope to transition to, electric fleets need charging infrastructure in place. With most European countries aiming to be fully electric by 2030, now is the ideal time to get ahead of competitors and capitalise on this technology sooner rather than later.
We can offer advice when it comes to installing EV charging points on your premises, so if you’re considering investing, get in touch with us today. Our team are experienced in all aspects of renewable energy and we take great pride in helping businesses make the switch to greener solutions that are tailored to the individual needs of the company.