The ‘Road to Zero’ is a government document that outlines the long-term strategy to transition the country to zero emission road transport by 2040, effectively. Aiming to reduce emissions in the run up to then, the UK government are keen to position the economy to take advantage of the commercial opportunities that the transition will bring. One of the key outliners in the document is that they will enforce the provision of ‘smart’ charge points to mitigate the effects of the mass adoption of electric cars – which is clearly going to affect businesses at some point. They are also offering several fiscal incentives as part of the pledge, so that more companies will take advantage of commercial EV charger installation, so what is there to know?
Changes to Business
While the document focuses on the long term, it does reference a number of policies that are directly relevant to businesses in the short term. These include a workplace charging scheme which offers up to £350 per socket off the commercial EV charger installation costs for up to 40 single socket points or 20 double socket charge points. Also available are plug-in vehicle grants which offer discounts off the list price of zero emissions vehicles and an electric vehicle home charging scheme that allows employees to claim up to £350 off the installation of a charge point at their home.
How to Take Advantage
Some of the grants and subsidies are available as of April 2020 to businesses, so there’s no better time to get commercial EV charger installation at a workplace. With up to £14,000 available to some businesses, companies can go green without worrying about huge costs or mounting debts. As certified installers of ROLEC charger points at businesses, EV Smart Charging Solutions are available and on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding our models, the process and the aftercare.