Environmental concerns, government policy and advances in technology are all playing a role in the onset of a transport revolution currently sweeping the UK, and the last few years have witnessed a marked surge in the demand for Electric Vehicles. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), new registrations of plug-in vehicles increased from 3,500 in 2013 to 210,000 by the end of April 2019.
In Scotland, the Government confirmed funding of £20.6 million to support the uptake of electric vehicles and now, Scottish organisations are eligible to access funding of up to £21,000 per site for charge point installation – whether they’re intended for use by the general public, or solely for the use of business guests and staff.
Here are just a handful of the many benefits that electric vehicle charge point installation could bring to your business:
- GENERATE INCOME…by charging visitors to use your charge points
- INCREASE CUSTOMERS…attract new customers and employees by offering this as a key USP
- CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY…clearly demonstrate your company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and reduce your carbon footprint
- TAX SAVINGS…businesses with company cars, as well as their drivers, will enjoy vastly reduced tax
We can help!
As one of the UK’s highest rated and fastest growing commercial gas and electricity suppliers, we can help Scottish businesses with the entire process; from agreeing the best solution for you, through to funding and installation advice.
Call United Gas & Power on 0800 669 6697 to talk to one of our experts. To learn more, take a look at our “Complete Guide to EV Charging for Business Owners”: https://www.ugp.co.uk/services/evcharging/