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Road to Zero: Government Increases Workplace Charging Grant to £500 Per Socket

Erica Charles Jul 20, 2018 2:53:57 PM

On 9th July, the government launched its “Road to Zero Strategy” to lead the world in zero emission vehicle technology.

Not to be confused with any other ‘Road to Zero’ or ‘Round in Circle’ government strategies, this one is all about ensuring at least 50% of cars are ultra-low emission by 2030, and ensuring that the infrastructure is in place to support this.

If you’re in charge of a ‘workplace’, the good news is that on the back of Road to Zero, the Workplace Charging Scheme will now contribute 75% of purchase and installation costs (up to a maximum of £500) towards the cost of each charging socket installed. 

The grant is available for to 20 chargepoints per applicant, across all sites.

In other words, up to £10,000 per business.

 
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Topics: EV charging

Choosing an Electric Car Charger for a Commercial New Build Specification

Erica Charles Jul 9, 2018 4:52:40 PM

If you are involved in electrical specifying, it’s only a matter of time before you are going to have to specify electric car chargers as standard on many of your commercial sites.

 

Whether you are installing a single commercial chargepoint, or a multi-site network, there are a few things you need to consider when choosing a charger brand and model.

 

We’ve written a 2 minute guide below:

 
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Topics: EV charging, EVBox

Electric car charging points installation: focus on EV Box

Erica Charles Mar 16, 2018 8:36:36 AM

By 2020, a business with 100 employees can expect to have 10 employees with an electric car

It is hardly surprising that we are gradually seeing the inclusion of EV charging points in new build specifications, both residential and commercial.  

If you are needing to specify EV chargers in a project, what functionality should you look for, and which brand should you choose?

 
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Topics: EV charging, EVBox

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