Charging at work

ev charging at work

For employees, charging at work can be a convenient way to recharge an EV whilst parked during the day. From a business point of view, having a charge point at the workplace will become increasingly important as a facility for employees and visitors, while for businesses with an EV fleet it can be an essential operating factor.

Similar to the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme, the Government offers businesses, organisations, charities, and local authorities financial support to have charge points installed at their premises under the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).

The grant provides up to £350 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. To find an accredited WCS charge point installer in your area, enter your postcode in the search box below.

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Below is a list of companies which install Workplace charging charging points in GL postcode area.

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  • Elecology
    07595718112

    Brands:

    • Sevadis
    • Andersen
    • myEnergi
    • eVolt
    • EV-Box
    • EO charging
    • Rolec
    • Pod Point
    • NewMotion
  • e.park Solutions
    01934751242

    Brands:

    • EO charging
    • Wallbox
    • Alfen
    • ChargePoint Services
    • myEnergi
    • Ohme
  • Franklin Energy
    03451 230500

    Brands:

    • ABB
    • EO charging
    • Ensto
  • One Way Electrical Ltd
    01782 595600

    Brands:

    • Project EV
    • EO charging
    • Rolec
  • Coastal Electrical & Renewable Solutions
    07969025383

    Brands:

    • Hypervolt
    • Wallbox
    • myEnergi
  • NLT Electrical Ltd
    08574498

    Brands:

    • Pod Point
    • EV-Box
    • Wallbox
    • Ohme
    • Garo
  • Breeze Electrical Solutions
    07970 60038

    Brands:

    • Andersen
    • myEnergi
  • KVA Electrical
    01443 222786

    Brands:

    • ICU Charging Equipment
  • Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    07908284215

    Brands:

    • Rolec
    • EV-Box
  • eFaraday Group Limited
    0330 002 1154

    Brands:

    • Easee
    • Andersen
    • Alfen
  • Andersen
    02032905984

    Brands:

    • Andersen
  • Virtus Energy Limited
    0203 871 1000

    Brands:

    • Wallbox
    • Easee
  • ESE Group
    0151 665 0560

    Brands:

    • myEnergi
  • Richard Craig Electrical Ltd
    07402402274

    Brands:

    • Rolec
  • Selfcharge Ltd
    01225 683 533

    Brands:

    • myEnergi
    • myEnergi
    • Wallbox
    • Hypervolt
    • Andersen
    • Easee
    • Ohme
    • EV-Box
  • ICEE Managed Services Limited
    02392 230604

    Brands:

    • Schneider Electric
  • Head-On Electrical
    03332244555

    Brands:

    • Rolec
    • EO charging
    • Growatt
  • ChargedEV
    0330 0431851

    Brands:

    • bp pulse
    • myEnergi
  • Rollings Electrical Ltd
    01905621777

    Brands:

    • Rolec
    • myEnergi
    • EO charging
    • Growatt
    • Project EV
    • Ohme
    • Pod Point
  • Crystal Electronics LTD
    01933 226 410

    Brands:

    • Alfen
    • NewMotion
    • Schneider Electric
    • EO charging
    • EV-Box
  • Symphony Cars Limited
    0151 709 9158

    Brands:

    • Rolec
  • bp pulse
    01582 400331

    Brands:

    • bp pulse
  • Hawkesworth
    01845 524498

    Brands:

    • Rolec
    • Project EV
  • GBS ELECTRICS LTD
    01325 787223

    Brands:

    • Easee
    • Wallbox
    • Project EV
    • Andersen
    • myEnergi
    • EV-Box
    • Rolec
  • The Phoenix Works
    01138 155366

    Brands:

    • ABB
    • EO charging
    • eVolt
    • myEnergi
    • eHome
    • Ensto
  • Electric Car Chargers UK Ltd
    0208 004 6487

    Brands:

    • SRG Electrical Ltd
      08456 448209

      Brands:

      • Rolec
      • EO charging
      • bp pulse
      • NewMotion
      • ABB
    • EV-PV Ltd
      01213081794

      Brands:

      • Ohme
      • EO charging
      • Wallbox
      • Andersen
      • myEnergi
    • HAGE Engineers Limited
      01392590420

      Brands:

      • myEnergi
      • EO charging
      • Rolec
    • Morzak
      07795104388

      Brands:

      • Rolec
      • EO charging
      • Growatt
      • Schneider Electric
    • Stratford Energy Solutions Ltd
      01789262411

      Brands:

      • EO charging
      • Rolec
      • Alfen
      • EV-Box
      • myEnergi
    • Blythe Electrical
      01675464009

      Brands:

      • Rolec
      • NewMotion
    • B-Line Project Services
      01453 826740

      Brands:

      • Rolec
      • Rolec
    • Opulous Innovation
      020 3745 8070

      Brands:

      • bp pulse
      • eVolt
      • myEnergi
      • Rolec
      • Schneider Electric
      • Viridian EV
      • Andersen
      • EO charging
    • Chargestation
      02030262368

      Brands:

      • Wallbox
      • EV-Box
      • Project EV
      • myEnergi
      • Rolec
      • Andersen
      • Ohme
      • EO charging
      • Pod Point
      • Easee
    • EV Power Point
      03301333152

      Brands:

      • Wallbox
      • ABB
      • Ohme
      • Rolec
      • Pod Point
      • myEnergi
      • Andersen
    • Apollo Facilities Services Ltd
      01962790005

      Brands:

      • EV-Box
      • Sevadis
      • Andersen
      • Alfen
      • ABB
      • Ohme
      • Webasto
      • Viridian EV
    • EVConnect S.E
      07903709032

      Brands:

      • EO charging
      • Pod Point
      • Rolec
      • myEnergi
      • Ohme
    • Everwarm
      01506 638600

      Brands:

      • bp pulse
      • NewMotion
    • Alfen B.V.
      07832144419

      Brands:

      • Alfen
    • LA Electrical
      01454 633336

      Brands:

      • Rolec
      • Viridian EV
      • NewMotion
    • AKD
      01316547080

      Brands:

      • Rolec
      • Pod Point
      • EO charging
      • Keba
      • myEnergi
    • AJM Electrical Services (SW) Ltd
      01458241400

      Brands:

      • Rolec
    • Romatech
      01223 736900

      Brands:

      • Keba
      • Ohme
    • MCW Electrical
      0116 276 0200

      Brands:

      • Rolec
      • Pod Point
      • EO charging
      • Wallbox
    • Creatside Ltd
      01474 361230

      Brands:

      • myEnergi
      • Rolec
      • Andersen
      • Pod Point
      • Sync EV
      • ABB
    • Heritage Electrical Contractors Ltd
      07739085196

      Brands:

      • Pod Point
      • Wallbox
    • Platform d-Risk
      0161 817 5230

      Brands:

      • Growatt
      • EO charging
      • myEnergi
    • Elmtronics Ltd
      01207 693894

      Brands:

      • NewMotion
      • ICU Charging Equipment
      • Elektromotive
      • ABB
      • DBT
    • T H WHITE Installation Ltd
      01380 726656

      Brands:

      • Swarco
      • Wallbox
      • Pod Point
      • eVolt
      • EO charging
      • Andersen
      • ABB
    • Demma group
      07939127113

      Brands:

      • Rolec
      • EO charging
    • Perfect Green Solar Ltd
      01179 718 121

      Brands:

      • Rolec
      • EV-Box
      • Schneider Electric
      • EO charging
      • ICU Charging Equipment
    • Lawgrove Electrical
      07702067742

      Brands:

      • Rolec

    Workplace Charging Scheme

    WCS funding & restrictions

    WCS

    Government
    scheme

    £350

    Grant
    per socket

    40

    Max no.
    of sockets

    No

    Existing
    EV needed

    Funded by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the Workplace Charging Scheme provides a grant for businesses to reduce the cost of having an EV charge point installed at their premises.

    The grant allows businesses, charities, and local authorities to claim 75% of the total cost of installation, up to a maximum of £350 per socket installed, and with a maximum of 40 sockets across all sites for each applicant. Firms based in the United Kingdom (exc. Channel Islands and Isle of Man) can claim and don’t necessarily need a plug-in vehicle on the company’s books.

    The charge points are required to have a need declared for them on application, which could include: existing EV fleet vehicles, to add an incentive for the uptake of plug-in vehicles with staff, to provide a charging solution for visitors, or to charge EVs planned to be purchased by the business. Charging for customers (where applicable) is not eligible for WCS funding.

    Standard three-pin sockets are not eligible for funding, and the EV charge points can only be fitted by accredited OLEV installers. These must provide a minimum of 3 kW, with the supply not diminished by charging multiple vehicles simultaneously. Companies cannot claim for existing EV charging points, as the grant is available only for new charge points yet to be installed. The company also has to have dedicated off-street parking for staff, visitors or fleet use.

    More details on the WCS can be found on the OLEV website.

    Selecting a workplace charging point

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    Pod Point Twin

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    bp pulse Powercharge

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    Andersen A2

    charging work

    Alfen Eve

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    Wallbox Commander2

    charging work

    Newmotion Business Pro

    charging work

    CPS ABL

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    Rolec SecuriCharge

    Customer and visitor electric cars will have different charging connectivity needs, so it is important to install a charging point most likely to be compatible with the widest range of vehicles possible. The most common workplace installation is a wall-mounted Type 2 7kW charger, which is compatible with most of the best-selling electric vehicles and can charge a vehicle fully in around 3-7 hours, depending on model. Some businesses may wish to install a faster 22kW unit or even a rapid charger if cost and space allow. See charging basics page for more info on different charging points.

    Most workplace installations select wall-mounted units as they are typically cheaper to install. The alternative is a post, which are good options but usually have higher installation costs due to the need to get the electricity to the post under the ground.

    For businesses that plan to install charge points in areas that are publicly accessible, it is essential to consider access requirements. Most charge point manufacturers offer units that can be accessed with either a key or RFID card to prevent unwanted usage.

    The majority of manufacturers offer some form of back-office support to report on energy use, charge point use and CO2 impact. The level of assistance varies and can usually be tailored as a package for the company buying the service, from basic maintenance to full network support.

    All the main charge point manufacturers provide charging units for workplace or business use – some examples of popular models are shown above.

    What are the costs of workplace EV charge points?

    The two key costs of workplace EV charge points are the price of the unit and the installation fees. Based on a standard project, a fully installed Type 2 7kW double-header unit would typically cost around £1,500, after the WCS Grant has been applied.

    Likewise, a 22kW double-headed post unit costs £2,500 – £5,000 (inc WCS Grant), while a fully installed rapid charge unit can cost up to £35,000. Once a suitable unit has been selected, the installer will be able to give a quote for the unit and installation costs. As with other business infrastructure projects, it is recommended that businesses obtain a few quotes.

    Additional regional and targeted charging schemes

    Scotland

    Workplace charge point funding is available to Scottish organisations through the Energy Saving Trust, though because of the high demand, the level of support on offer to organisations cannot be guaranteed.

    Applications are assessed on criteria including whether there is currently an EV fleet to support, if public access to the point(s) would be possible, and how many users the point is likely to have. This is then given a priority rating of High (100%), Medium (75%) or Low (50%), with funding allocated accordingly. Contact electricvehiclesscotland@est.org.uk for more information.

    Zero Carbon World

    Currently, Zero Carbon World is the only supplier that offers free charge points for businesses, with companies in the hotel, tourist and leisure industry benefiting from the charity’s work. The only cost involved for hospitality businesses that successfully receive a Zero Carbon World charge point is the unit’s installation.

    Go Ultra Low City Scheme

    As part of the Go Ultra Low Cities Scheme, a number of regions across Britain have received significant grants to promote the use of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) and act as pilots for future policy. The regions that applied for GUL City status included EV charge point plans within their applications which may result in some match funding becoming available for local businesses.

    The four successful GUL Cities are: Nottingham, Bristol/Bath, London, and Milton Keynes. In addition Oxford, Dundee, and York received some grant funding. The GUL city announcement provides an overview – more details will be added if any business workplace schemes are released.

    Approved installer listings

    All the installers listed on the Business Installer Tool have requested to be added as they focus on installing charge points for businesses. The installers are all “OLEV accredited” for installations. Visit the Home Charging page to find a charge point installer focused on domestic installations. The highlighted entries (with images and links) are paid for by the installer. No entry on the installer tool represents an endorsement or recommendation by Zap-Map.

    Zap-Map offers a free basic listing to OLEV approved installers. Note that highlighted entries (with images and links) appearing in the installer listing are paid for by the installer and do not represent an endorsement or recommendation by Zap-Map.