From a business point of view, having a workplace charge point is becoming more important as a facility for both your employees and customers. Both will benefit from the convenience and ease of being able to charge their vehicles whilst at work or visiting your premises. It will also demonstrate your business’s commitment to the environment which is important for staff and customers alike.
The variety of electric cars mean a range of charging connectivity needs, so it is important you install a charging point that works with the widest range of vehicles.
- 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 in around 3 to 7 hours, depending on the model.
- You may wish to install a faster 22kW unit or even a rapid charger if cost and space allow.
If you plan to install EV charge points in areas that are accessible to the public, it is important to consider access requirements. Most charge point manufacturers offer units users can access with either a key or RFID card to prevent unwanted usage.
For more information about available grants and product lines, our EV charger page is a great resource!