A commercial EV charger is a device used to recharge electric vehicles (EVs) at commercial locations such as businesses, car parks, or public charging stations. It provides a convenient and efficient way for EV owners to recharge their vehicles while away from home.
Installing EV chargers at businesses offers several benefits. It attracts EV-driving customers who appreciate the convenience of charging while shopping or working. It demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Additionally, it can create a new revenue stream by charging fees for EV charging services.
The cost of installing a commercial EV charger can vary based on factors such as charger type, capacity, site requirements, and any necessary electrical upgrades. It is recommended that you consult a professional electrician such as member of the Hopkins Electrical team, who can assess your specific needs and provide a detailed estimate.
For businesses, charities, and public sector organisations, a Workplace Charging Scheme provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/workplace-charging-scheme-guidance-for-applicants#about-the-scheme.
For small and medium-sized businesses, a separate EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets covers up to 75% of the cost of installing and operating EV chargers for eligible companies. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ev-infrastructure-grant-for-staff-and-fleets-customer-guidance#about-the-grant.
Your existing electrical infrastructure may need to be evaluated to ensure it can support the installation of commercial EV chargers. You will have to consider factors such as the capacity of the electrical system, available power supply, and any necessary upgrades. A qualified electrician can assess the infrastructure and provide guidance on the feasibility of installing EV chargers and whether your electrical system needs any modifications.