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So my company doesn't seem to be interested in installing charging points for electric cars, I'm the only EV driver in a building of about 1,000 people. So you could say they would be doing this just for me, but without ever having any EV charging points other people may never make the switch.

Is there any tax break / incentive for companies to install charging points for EV's? Any suggestions on how I can influence my company to support this type of motoring?

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No idea, I know that BI Worldwide in Newport Pagnell have installed charge points which appear on the LEAF charge map and are Chargemaster points. While they do own a Vauxhall Ampera, I can't imagine they did it that way just for giggles, it must make sense to be "networked". They have two posts, so four charge sockets.
 

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Is there any tax break / incentive for companies to install charging points for EV's? Any suggestions on how I can influence my company to support this type of motoring?
No direct financial incentives today for installing Charging Stations. However, the directors might be interested in the EV financials so worth talking to the people responsible for company cars.

Any suggestions on how I can influence my company to support this type of motoring?
If they have an environmental policy try to befriend the person responsible and sell them the marketing opportunity that EV's will bring. If you make it clear that ~£1000 is all that's required they might be able to lose the cost in some budget.

Even if the company does not seem interested then drive the car anyway and get it seen as much as possible. Eventually the management will get this and tell everyone it was their idea :)
 

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Maybe check out the Pod Point commercial product (twin 7kW posts) that if I recall right cost £40/month or purchase outright. Some locations have them on free vend, others charge and I guess the proceeds are split some way between the business and Pod Point. Good for Employee charging, Visitor charging and Fleet charging.

Worth having a look at their web page on this specific topic perhaps :) Workplace EV Charging
 

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I'm surprised there isn't an incentive for companies to install chargers, offering charging facilities to visitors must surely be attractive to the companies too.
With more workplace chargers I think there would be a better take up of EVs.
 

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Thanks for that link.

My employer has 4 charge points, but they're now slightly over subscribed. They're looking to install more but they keep complaining there's no longer funding available.
 

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If they want to expand and build new offices they need planning permission. You can object to the planning aplication because of no charging.
 

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18 month ago I worked for a client during a Project to migrate a large IT Data Centre to Wynyard (operated once by EDS then HP then HPe now DXC,next week who knows!)

Anyhow that left a huge amount of spare incoming electricity supply at the clients premises like a lot!
Big cables everywhere etc.

I have planted the seed of the idea that they have a massive percentage of the infrastructure to adopt EV charging in a big way already in situ.

Especially where the backup generators once were which provides a handy wall for a lot of charge points so who knows........
 
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