Electric Vehicle Charging at the Workplace
At the Workplace
Provide added benefits to your staff and futureproof your business as diesel and petrol cars are phased out by 2035.
Drewlec is a registered Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) charging point installer.
Drewlec supports commercial customers throughout the process, from discussing options to help with grants, installation and support thereafter.
Electric vehicle charging for businesses in Dorset & beyond
What we can do for you from initial enquiry to commission
Drewlec is a registered Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) charging point installer. This official recognition from the government allows us to support purchasers throughout the installation process.
One of our engineers will survey the site and offer a range of charging point options to suit your requirements and budget. As part of the assessment by our experienced team, a detailed electrical load calculation will need to be carried out to ensure the potential new electric vehicle charging points do not exceed your current supply limit. Evidence will need to be provided to the local supply authority before the install can proceed. Our Drewlec team can be on hand to support throughout this entire process.
As an approved OLEV installer, we can also support customers on their application for a government grant to fund the installation of the charging point, ensuring all application criteria is met ahead of submission. More information on the available government funding can be found below. Further guidance for businesses can be found here.
Government Grants available
The Government Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging points. The scheme currently offers a 75% contribution towards the purchase and installation of charging points, up to a maximum of £350 per socket. Please note the support is capped at 40 sockets, across all sites for each applicant.
Customers apply for the scheme using the online application portal. If eligibility checks are successful, applicants will be issued with a unique identification voucher code via email, which can then be given to any OLEV-authorised WCS installer. The voucher will be valid for 6 months (180 days) from the date of issue, (expiry date printed on the voucher). Once the charging point(s) have been installed, the authorised installer will claim the grant from OLEV on the applicant’s behalf through the online installer portal.
Types of EVCP
There are many types and manufacturers of electric vehicle charging points and a full list of approved units can be found on the Government website here. However, choosing the right one for your workplace installation is critical to match the location (internal/external), ease of use (SMART controls), speed of charge and available electrical capacity (load management).
Businesses looking to install electric vehicle charging points will need to consider a number of factors including how many sockets may be required now and in the future and whether vehicle charging should be available to staff and guests free of charge. Business owners may also want to investigate charging supply options such using renewable energy sources. In a fast-developing market, Drewlec can give impartial advice on all of these options and provide the right solution for you without being tied to one manufacturer. By installing the right electric vehicle charging points at your workplace, you will ensure best value, provide added benefits to your staff and futureproof your business as diesel and petrol cars are phased out by 2035.