Electric car sales in the UK increased by 180% between 2019 and 2020. The sudden increase in electric vehicle sales has led to infrastructure changes across the UK. Residential and commercial property owners have started installing EV charging points, making the switch to electric vehicles significantly more convenient for more Brittons.
The rapid changes have had many people questioning whether they would benefit from an EV charge point. The truth is that all types of property owners (including commercial) can benefit.
If you are yet to purchase an electric vehicle or are apprehensive about EV charge point installation for your property, there are few things to consider. Below we discuss the benefits of installing an EV charge point at your home or business.
What Are the Benefits of Home EV Charge Points?
EV charging points are a great addition to your everyday life and property. They can increase the overall value and appeal of your home or business premises and are a convenient way of powering your electric vehicle too.
According to recent statistics, there are more than 200,000 electric vehicle owners in the UK in 2021. As more people invest in electric vehicles, home EV charging units will be an attractive feature to prospective buyers. Installing a wallbox EV charger, for example, can help your home stand out in the increasingly competitive UK property market.
One of the most significant benefits of home EV charger installation is convenience. Some electric vehicles can take up to 12 hours to charge from empty to full. Although there has been an increase in UK public charging points, you still risk spending hours waiting for a public charging point to become available when you need it.
Having a smart EV charge point at home, on the other hand, allows you to charge your electric vehicle conveniently. Better yet, you can control the duration and time of your vehicle’s charging from your phone.
What Are the Benefits of EV Charge Points in the Workplace?
Investing in workplace EV charge point installation can positively impact your employees, customers, and your bottom line.
For starters, operating a fleet of electric company vehicles can make you eligible for government grants, subsidies, and tax benefits. When you add it all up, your business would be saving significantly while also saving the environment. Through government incentives, such as the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS), you could receive up to 75% contribution towards the installation of up to 40 EV charging points. Once installed, you would no longer have to account for expensive petrol, resulting in increased monthly savings.
Workplace charging points can boost staff morale, which can lead to increased productivity. It’s only a matter of time before the majority of your workforce have electric vehicles. Having workplace charge points will allow staff members to top-up their batteries while they are at work.
For some employees, this will be much more essential than a convenient charging option as some of them might not have home EV charging units yet.
Having EV charging points at your business premises is an excellent way to attract and keep customers. While customers charge their vehicles, they can spend more time at your business, leading to increased profits.
Why Choose Applegarth for Your EV Charge Point Installation?
The only way to enjoy the benefits of EV charging points is by having excellent EV charge point installation. An experienced EV charge point installation company with a proven industry track record can help you navigate the different funding options, such as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
Applegarth is an Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) approved EV installation company. We have helped clients all across the UK take full advantage of the benefits of EV charge point installation for over a decade.
So, if you’re weighing up whether to start the EV charge point installation process, contact us today at 0151 649 8350 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our experienced EV charge point installation technicians will be more than happy to assist you.