The world is undergoing a transport revolution, with environmental concerns, government policy and advances in technology all playing a role in the switch to electric vehicles (EVs). As of the end of December 2018, there were around 202,000 plug-in vehicles on UK roads, but uptake is increasing rapidly. These EVs all need places to charge.
Employers have a huge role to play in encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles, and US research shows that access to workplace charging makes drivers six times more likely to drive electric.
There are a number of reasons why workplace charging is so important. The workplace is second only to drivers’ homes when it comes to locations where vehicles tend to be parked for long periods (up to eight hours a day). Having access to workplace charging makes EV ownership feasible for those without off street parking, which includes around 22 per cent of UK homeowners and upwards of 50 per cent in London and other major cities.
In addition to the environmental benefits of helping boost EV uptake, there are a number of direct benefits for employers, including the potential for good CSR and progress towards sustainability targets. Also, as more drivers switch over to EVs, access to workplace charging will become increasingly important for attracting and retaining staff.
This document explores the benefits of offering EV charging at the workplace and provides a guide for employers planning to invest in this technology. It also includes a summary of available grants and other financial incentives.
Pod Point has signed a three-year partnership with leading fleet management business, Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM).
A second phase of smart charging regulations, launched by the UK Government, will come into force in December.
BMW has launched a new campaign, together with National Parks UK, to boost charging infrastructure in some of our most beautiful areas.
Pod Point has announced an agreement to install rapid EV chargers at twelve Custodian REIT sites over 2022 and 2023.
With Liz Truss taking up the mantle of Prime Minister, Pod Point explores how her policies will impact the EV industry.
EDF are launching a new, limited edition version of their GoElectric EV Tariff, with lower prices exclusively for Pod Point customers.
Pod Point has partnered with BMW Group UK as a preferred home charger supplier for BMW's electric vehicles.
Pod Point discusses the new Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021 that will come into force on the 30th June 2022.
Pod Point reached a double milestone with its Tesco & Volkswagen rollout, announcing the 500th store with free EV charging.
The first EV charging points for customers in Tesco stores in Northern Ireland are now live at the Craigavon Extra store, County Armagh.
Pod Point is proud to have been appointed as all-inclusive EV subscription service Onto's new partner for home charging.
Pod Point is pleased to announce the launch of the Solo 3; the latest model of our popular smart electric car home charger.
You can now schedule your Solo Smart Home Charger to charge at specific times using the Pod Point App.
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