Now more than ever, drivers across the globe need to start considering switching to a pure electric or hybrid vehicle. Transport is one of the biggest industries that contributes to climate change; if more people made the switch to a greener car, the world could enjoy the benefits that electric driving has to offer. Electric vehicle (EV) charging points are cropping up in various locations across the country, but range anxiety still exists. Businesses can now step up to the plate and save the planet by opting for these chargers, but where can they start?
Installing EV charging points isn’t an option for everyone; some locations are off-grid, whereas others might not be able to afford the disruption and costs. Businesses can provide great incentives for their employees to either make the switch to an EV, or to retain their employment if they already have one. Portable vehicle charging is a great alternative to installation, and won’t disrupt car parks or entrances to workplaces. If you’re thinking of implementing an EV charging network for your workforce, here are some factors to consider.
Portable EV Charging Before Installation
As previously mentioned, installing charging points to the grid can be incredibly disruptive, and not exactly practical for everyone. They rely heavily on the grid to work accordingly, and if there are any issues, it can hinder the ability of the chargers to operate. Installing grid chargers is incredibly expensive, and you may find that you have installed too many or too little for your business. By looking towards portable chargers, you can implement a short-term alternative to help you monitor how many you will need and whether they will support your workforce.
Portable EV charging like our power banks at Elite Vehicle Charging are battery powered and can be deployed anywhere. They’re a great choice for off-grid locations, but work well for any business looking to trial chargers. To minimise the amount of disruption caused, consider renting portable EV charging points to determine exactly how many you may need to support your workforce and provide more incentives.
Free EV Charging Points for Employees
Some of your employees may already be driving electric cars, others may be considering it but are still a little sceptical. By providing incentives for workers that are already EV drivers, you may also be able to convince others to follow in their footsteps. Employees will appreciate free charging spots to charge their cars, preparing them for the journey home. Most public car charging points will charge a fee for so many minutes, which isn’t practical for a worker who simply wants to get home.
Our charging points can be rented to businesses for as long as they’re needed. They’re a great place for free charging, as your employees won’t have to worry about running out of charge on the way home. As well as providing destination charging, we also deploy event EV charging for occasions such as music festivals, sports games and even weddings. To find out more about our services, please visit us here.
Greener Initiatives in Business
More businesses are adopting more environmentally friendly alternatives to previously damaging practices. Recycling is a big motion that businesses have been following for years now, but more still needs to be done A business that promotes EV driving and charging could see multiple benefits, such as attention from environmentalists and even potential job candidates. The local community could even recognise your efforts too, making your business recognisable on a greener scale.
Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we’re dedicated to ensuring the future of the planet. We aim to combat climate change, one charger at a time. To find out more about our chargers, or to receive a bespoke quote, please give us a call on 0800 702 2661. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.