So, you’ve decided to cut your carbon footprint and invest in an electric vehicle… At the moment, electric vehicle charging is a relatively young industry, so a lot of homes and workplaces don’t yet have electric car charging points. The big question on most electric vehicle owner’s lips is, ‘where can I charge my electric car?’
Although it is a new industry, the electric car charging network in the UK is growing rapidly, thanks to government initiatives and grants, and a greater leaning towards sustainable solutions from both individuals and businesses nationwide. With more people switching to plug in electric vehicles, charging stations are becoming a key consideration for new builds, and even older buildings are becoming part of the electric revolution, with the addition of electric vehicle charging points.
If you’re not fortunate enough to benefit from either home or workplace charging, then your electric car charging option would be commercial charging points. With a diverse network of public charging points across the UK, there are many options available to you when it comes to boosting your battery.
There are many different schemes which allow you to charge your electric car at little to no cost to you. Many of the public car charging points are currently found at most service stations and garages nationwide, and can also be found in popular spots such as commercial car parks and designated bays in busy city centres. It is worth looking up your nearest charging point prior to starting your journey, to avoid being caught short.
If you’re looking to invest in a commercial charging point for your business, it is a great dual revenue stream which can bring in a profit from both the charging fee and the income that you can generate from supplying electricity to the national grid.
Quick and easy to install, commercial public charging points provide many benefits for your business including the revenue generated from subscriptions, pay as you go charging fees and energy use fees. There will also be increased footfall to your business, especially if there aren’t many charge points in the local area. With the extra customers to your business, there are many indirect sources of revenue available, including the increase in sales of products near your charging station as well as maximised marketing and advertising potential.
Although most people opt to charge their electric vehicles at home or at work, there is a greater need for more public charging points throughout the UK. Currently most public charge points support the three electric car charging options: slow, fast and rapid charging. There are also specific Tesla charging stations, which provide free charging points for the Tesla model S and the Tesla model X.