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Boost Your Environmental Credentials

For businesses providing company cars to employees, electric vehicles are an attractive option. Not only do they help demonstrate your environmental credentials to clients and shareholders, but they are also cheaper to run and allow employees to make substantial savings on tax.

Currently, the benefit in kind (BIK) rate for electric vehicles is 9%, compared with 20% plus for some vehicles. For companies, the charge units themselves are inexpensive to run and require very little servicing.

We can provide full consultancy, installation and maintenance services for any size of commercial or office premises, as well as install charge units at employees’ homes. We can also provide smart meters tracking the amount of electricity your team use to charge their vehicles at home and at work, plus monthly, quarterly or yearly reports to allow you to reimburse employees for their travel costs.

Get in touch to discuss what we can provide for your business.

Claim Up To £14,000 Towards The Cost Of Installation

What is the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)?

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a government scheme for electric vehicles offered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). Businesses can use to reduce the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points for their staff by up to £14,000.

The WCS grant is capped at £350 per charge point socket up to 40 sockets per applicant business.
It’s available to any business, charity or public authority, with some conditions.

The WCS reduces the purchase and installation cost of a new workplace charging station (single socket) by 75% (capped at £350 per socket).

A single business can claim for up to a maximum of 40 charge points (e.g. 40 single socket or 20 double socket charge points).

You can’t retrospectively claim for existing charge points on your premises.

How does my organisation claim for the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)?

The WCS is available to any business, charity or public authority, with some conditions including the following:

  • You must have sufficient off-street parking.
  • While you do not need to currently have electric vehicles as part of your fleet, you will need to express an existing or future need for the business.
  • You must have the EV chargers installed by an OLEV-approved workplace installer like Power365

How does the Workplace Charging Scheme work?

The WCS is a voucher-based system.

  • Firstly, you must complete an online application.
  • If successful you will be emailed a voucher code which you can then present to your OLEV-approved installer which your installer will then use to claim the grant after the installation is complete.
  • The voucher code is valid for 120 days from the date of issue.

Why Power 365?

  • We are WCS approved by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
  • We are approved to redeem the value of the voucher (worth £350 inc VAT per socket) (Up to a maximum value of £14,000 off the total cost of equipment and installation).
  • We are trained and approved Installers for various EV charger manufacturers
  • We are an independent specialist so will provide completely impartial advice
  • We will provide a free site survey!

If you would like to discuss any work with one of our engineers please get in touch to book a site visit.

Turnkey Solutions For Developers

If you’re planning a new residential housing development and require EV charging then please get in touch!

We can provide design, installation, management and maintenance of the installation.

We’re approved installers for various manufacturers and can work with you to find the most suitable chargers for your development.

We can also provide a turnkey service for the installation of the electrical infrastructure up to the EV charging points.

Our team are experienced in installing everything from high voltage substations right down to the EV charger itself.

If you would like to discuss any work with one of our engineers please get in touch to book a site visit.

EV Charging Installation Areas

Power365 currently install EV chargers across the South East and the London area. So, whether you’re located in a rural location or a suburban jungle, we can help.

We also carry out HV/LV installation and maintenance work nationwide and are not limited to the South East.

  • Bedfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • East Sussex
  • Essex
  • Greater London
  • Hampshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Milton Keynes
  • Norfolk
  • Northamptonshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Peterborough
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Swindon
  • West Sussex

    What they say…

    Charging Your Electric Vehicle

    Can I Charge My Car At Home?

    You can buy a home charging point as this offers the best solution for charging your electric vehicle at home. It offers a faster and safer solution to charging your battery and offers the flexibility of charging your car battery overnight. You can use a standard 3-pin plug with an EVSE cable (electric vehicle supply equipment) to charge your car but this is not recommended as a permanent solution, this should be only used when no other option is available.

    How Long Does It Take To Charge An Electric Car?

    This all depends on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging point. Charging can take anywhere between 30-minutes and 12-hours. A typical electric car with a 60kWh battery would take 8-hours to fully charge the car’s battery from empty to full when using a 7kWh charging point. The majority of electric car drivers never charge their battery from empty. They normally top up the batteries' power regularly which would speed up the charging process. This would mean hooking up the battery through the day when parked at work or a shopping centre or charging your car overnight. The majority of electric cars can be charged within 35-minutes with a 50kWh charging point to provide a range of up to 100-miles. As you can see, the bigger the battery and the slower the charging point is that you are using. The longer it will take to charge your car’s battery.

    Driving Your Electric Vehicle

    How Much Does A Journey In An EV Typically Cost?

    This varies depending on the vehicle you drive, but in simple terms, the size of the battery (kWh) x electricity cost of your supplier (pence per kilowatt-hour) = cost to charge an electric car from empty to full.

    How Far Can An EV Go On A Single Charge?

    This varies and really depends on the vehicle you’re driving, how you drive it and the conditions you’re driving it in – just like a petrol or diesel vehicle. The distance a single charge can cover is increasing with every new model, as battery technology improves. Today, most electric cars will have a range of over 200 miles. Tesla models can go well over 300 miles on a single charge. There are many new electric cars in the automotive market in the UK, every year a new car brand will launch a brand new model or an updated model. Car manufacturers are constantly working on solving the issue of battery range. In the current electric car market, there are the following cars that are ranked by the longest range. Tesla Model S - 375-miles Tesla Model 3 - 348-miles Tesla Model X - 315-miles Jaguar I-Pace - 292-miles Kia eNiro - 282-miles Mercedes EQ C - 280-miles Hyundai Kona EV-279-miles Audi e-Tron - 249-miles Nissan LEAF e+ - 239-miles BMW i3 - 193-miles Renault Zoe - 186-miles Hyundai Ioniq - 174-miles