Electric Vehicle Charging Points
Within the UK the demand for electric vehicles is set to grow dramatically over the coming years. “In Europe the number of vehicle charging points is set to grow to around 2 million, of which, 400,000 will be in the UK alone”.
Electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and other low emission vehicles are going further and becoming more affordable.
There are now over 2,100 electric vehicles in Scotland and 2015 saw more models purchased than in the previous 3-years combined. 2016 looks like being another record year for sales. Many manufacturers are introducing a complete range of purely electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to their ranges, at lots of different price points, from Ford to Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, Nissan, Renault, Citroen, Peugeot, BMW and more. Added to that is the increasing number of charge-points popping up in cities and towns around the country. You can find out where your nearest charge-point is on Greener Scotland’s our chargepoint map.
For employers providing company cars to employees, EV’s are a dynamic option. Not only do they help demonstrate your environmental credentials to clients and shareholders by offsetting carbon emissions, they’re also cheaper to run and allow employees to make substantial savings on tax. Currently the benefit in kind (BIK) rate for electric vehicles is currently 0%, compared with 20% plus for some vehicles. For companies, the charge units themselves are inexpensive to run and require very little servicing.
Clearwater can provide full consultancy, installation and maintenance services for any size of commercial or office premises, as well as install charge units at domestic properties. 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