Thinking about EV charging in the workplace?

Businesses all over the UK are trying to find ways to attract and maintain top talent. You give your employees competitive pay, but you shouldn't underestimate the power of soft benefits in the workplace. 

Stay competitive, demonstrate you are a sustainable company, and give employees an extra perk for coming to work by adding EV charging to your car park. Here's what you need to know about this simple yet powerful perk. 

Why EV charging? 

More and more drivers in the UK are switching to electric vehicles. Your employees benefit by having a reliable and simple way to charge their cars. Electric vehicles may be growing in popularity, but it's much easier to find a petrol station than a charging station. Since your employees won't have to worry about driving around to look for a place to charge you may notice that some people or teams are more productive. Employees will appreciate the perk and overall satisfaction will improve. 

It's also worth mentioning that you could get help from the government if you want to build a charging station. There's plenty of vouchers set aside for companies that want to make their offices more environmentally friendly. 

Creating your own EV charging station

Making your own charging station isn't as simple as deciding to put a few plugs in your car park. It's going to require a good amount of planning and design if you want to go about everything the right way. 

Before you start looking for charging stations to buy, we have some tips to ensure the right solution.

Ask employees

Before you invest in charging stations take time to see what your employees prefer.

Send out a survey asking if they'd like a charging station at work, and be sure to ask how many employees currently have electric cars. Once you get the results back, talk to the electric car owners to see if they have any charging preferences.

Consider space 

Whether you have a huge car park to work with or a few spots in a parking garage, space is important when you're thinking about your new charging station. You may think that your tiny site can't fit charging stations, but you'd be surprised at how compact they can be. 

Are you having trouble visualising what it would look like? Well, that's why we have this next tip...

Get help

Like we said, planning charging spaces isn't exactly simple. The last thing you want to do is invest a lot of time or money into something that doesn't work out. 

Find a company you can work with to build a fantastic charging station. Work with a company that can help you figure out important things like layout, chargepoint type, and planning from start to finish. 

Your new environmental partners

If you are considering installing EV chargepoints, we can provide a full end-to-end solution from design, application, civils, electrical work and hardware installation.

Ready to see what a greener future looks like for your company? Contact us today so we can talk about the best way to help you. 

 

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