Installing electric vehicle charging at employees’ homes

Will Employees need to present evidence of the Electricity used to their Employer? Can this be done directly by their electricity supplier?

One third of UK businesses that use company cars would consider installing electric charging points at employees’ homes, according to new research.

Following the pandemic, firms that use company vehicles appear keen to push forward their fleet electrification plans, the data from energy consultancy Centrica Business Solutions found.

Four in five firms said that the rise in home working had encouraged them to consider providing the charging points for staff. 

One third of UK businesses would consider installing electric vehicle charging points at employees’ homes – This is Money – June 2021

Charging at home

For those who can charge at home, they can wake up with the vehicle sufficiently charged overnight and ready to go. Really cheap electricity rates are available overnight and can even be bought in half-hour units to get the best prices. Sometimes even free!

On-street charging

There are various forms of charging available for those who don’t have the ability to charge at home, including On-street charging.

‘With the ban on traditionally-fuelled vehicles inching ever closer, and on-street charging costs prohibitively expensive, it’s likely we’ll see more employers offering to install home charging, alongside systems to help them manage the chargers and the energy they use.’

Firms reported that one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption was managing the complexities of employees charging EVs at home and at public charging points.

The workplace charging scheme can reduce the purchase and installation cost of an EV charging point by 75 per cent, or up to £14,000.

One third of UK businesses would consider installing electric vehicle charging points at employees’ homes – This is Money – June 2021

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