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Would EV charging influence your decision?

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I'm sure many of you have seen things picking up recently. For us, like many other firms, this leads to it's own set of challenges.

One thing we are really struggling with is employing new staff. Unfortunately the big firms round here, are hoovering up lots of people, as they re-hire positions they laid off over the last few years. :(

One option open to us is EV charge points for staff use. Whether or not this is enough of a draw (and I know I'm asking on a biased forum) is the question.
 

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It's one of the things that I would ensure any of my future employers would have before I would take a position with them.

I've been lucky to have an employer and be in a position to ask for and receive this...

Untitled by dennis_p, on Flickr

which worked great for an 80-100 mile range car. Not as necessary for the Model S, but still nice.

Tesla Model S Charging at work by dennis_p, on Flickr

Here's the setup at the office.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157641322993393/

It's my dedicated spot.

The drive is 35-50 miles each way (depending on which route I take, Southern California traffic being what it is, a 50 mile route is often faster than the 35 mile one.)
 

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No. Not a large enough pool of electric vehicle users to target an incentive at so narrow a group - unless you particularly want people with an interest in EVs.
 

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It would be a nice to have but not essential in my book. I guess most ev owners will be in range of their workplace.
 
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No. Not a large enough pool of electric vehicle users to target an incentive at so narrow a group - unless you particularly want people with an interest in EVs.

As a software house, you'd hope the technological side of things may swing the demographic, but yes I agree, it's got to be part of an overall package. (Pay, pension,job security, environment, challenge, personal development, etc.)
 

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If I was looking for a job locally, yes it would. If it was free or part of the package somehow.
My understanding is, like a free staff canteen, it has to be open to all staff equally. Otherwise it becomes a "benefit in kind"

I'm getting a 22kW charger installed at the office, it will be free for all staff and visitors, Currently that consists of me, but hopefully others will follow suit.
 

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I'll know where to park next time I'm in town then ;)

I'll even bring my own cable :p
 

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Other things being equal then yes it would influence my choice of employer. I would be looking for consistency though – a cohesive set of policies and values that showed respect for the environment, commitment to energy efficiency, minimising waste generally and carbon emissions specifically.
 

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Other things being equal then yes it would influence my choice of employer. I would be looking for consistency though – a cohesive set of policies and values that showed respect for the environment, commitment to energy efficiency, minimising waste generally and carbon emissions specifically.
Working for a company in telecommunications (telecomms to those across the Pond) the business is ideally suited for the whole carbon emissions thing. Why drive when you can dial in! (That being said, it's SO FUN to drive an EV, any EV...)
 

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I'm trying to get my employer to install a charging point. Unfortunately there is limited parking and it has been set to a rota so that we get to use a space 4 days out of 5 for 3 weeks and 3 days out of five the other week. With more staff relocating from the old office to the new building I have now seen a Leaf and an i3 in the car park. Maybe with more EVs there will be more clout with the property guy.
 

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I voted "no". Disclaimer: I'm mostly retired and don't have an employer. I still do a limited amount of work (I teach chess) but definitely choose the schools I teach in, rather than the other way about.
 

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There are so many more important things than EV charging when considering a job. I am hugely surprised that anyone considers workplace EV charging to influence where you work.
 

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There are so many more important things than EV charging when considering a job. I am hugely surprised that anyone considers workplace EV charging to influence where you work.
It's also a matter of location. Southern California, not much public transportation and personal vehicles are required to get from place to place. I commute 35-50 miles each way, and until we moved to the Model S, I definitely needed a charge in the Active E and would've needed it if I had picked up the BEV i3 or Fiat 500e instead.
 

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@Dennis then I would say that you were using the wrong car... get a PHEV or a good ICE :)

BEVs are not for everyone or for everyone's circumstances. For me my job and career is way more important than being able to drive my BEV to work!!!
 
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