Businesses across the UK are benefitting from the UK Government’s Workplace Charging Scheme grant. The WCS grant gives businesses up to 75% off the cost of installing new EV charging points on their premises.
Supermarkets were among the first businesses to offer shoppers free EV charging. Now, more supermarkets than ever before are jumping on the EV bandwagon. Some are even changing their fleet of petrol and diesel business vehicles to EV fleets.
So, which is the best supermarket for EV charging options?
Which UK Supermarkets Have Charge Points?
A recent study by Electrifying.com could influence where you do your shopping this week. The study provided insight into the EV charging options available at supermarkets across the UK. If you’re looking to charge your electric car while doing your weekly shop, you may want to head to:
- Tesco – 45% of all Tesco stores in the UK are equipped with EV charge points.
- Morrisons – 40% of all Morrisons stores offer EV charging to its shoppers.
- Lidl – 15% of all Lidl stores have installed EV charge points.
- Asda – 19.7% of Asda stores have EV charge points installed.
- Sainsbury’s – 7.2% of Sainsbury stores offer EV charging to customers.
Supermarkets understand the importance of encouraging consumers to live sustainably, which is why more stores have committed to install EV charge points at their different locations.
Why Are Supermarkets Installing EV Charge Points?
EV charge points at supermarkets benefit consumers, the government, the environment, and supermarkets too.
The UK has set a net zero goal for 2050. The new goal comes in addition to banning the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. We can only achieve these green goals if ordinary Britons and private businesses work with the government to implement practical changes that bring big green rewards.
Supermarkets use EV charge points as a tool to attract consumers. By investing in EV charge point installations, supermarkets make their commitment to the environment known to shoppers.
Environmentally conscious shoppers are also more likely to support a supermarket that shares their values.
The installation of EV charge points at supermarkets normalises EV driving, which is especially important for drivers hesitant about making the switch. Most concerns that new EV drivers have are related to EV charging. As more public EV charge points become available, more drivers will feel at ease to switch to greener driving.
Who Should Install EV Charge Points at Supermarkets?
According to the Department of Transport, there were over 430,000 electric vehicles on UK roads in 2020. As the UK moves closer to 2030, the number will steadily increase, which creates an even more significant demand for public EV charge point installations.
For your business to take full advantage of the benefits that come with workplace EV charge point installation, you must choose an accredited EV charge point installation company. An untrained and inexperienced installation company could jeopardise the safety of your customers and business property.
Applegarth is an experienced, OLEV approved installation company. We have been providing renewable energy solutions to households and businesses across the UK for nearly 15 years. Our skilled technicians are trained to provide industry recognised and government-approved installations that our clients can trust.
We can provide EV charge point installations for big supermarkets, small businesses, and even holiday lets. Contact us today at 0151 649 8350 or email us at email@example.com to start the EV charge point installation process.