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EV charging for your team at work

Everything you need to know about installing EV charging for your employees to use when they are at the office.

What is commercial charging?

Commercial charging is when businesses install electric vehicle charging stations at places of employment, such as offices, factories, or warehouses. If you're a business looking to show your employees that you’re invested in joining the electric revolution, commercial charging should be at the top of your list.

You’ll be encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles by making it more convenient for employees to charge their cars while at work.

What are the benefits of commercial charging?

Improve employee retention

Give your employees the flexibility to charge where it's most convenient for them.

Hit your sustainability goals

Reduce your teams carbon emissions by encouraging the adoption of electric cars.

Get a grant towards upfront costs

Under the Government’s Workplace Charging Scheme, businesses can receive grants towards the cost to purchase and install charge points.

Generate new revenue streams

Set charge fees and usage restrictions for different user groups to generate new revenue streams for your business.

Octopus Electric Vehicles partners with Plug Me In

We’ve partnered with Plug Me In to help businesses install charging stations at their workplaces with ease. Plug Me In are specialists in commercial charging and can facilitate a range of bespoke commercial charging solutions. They'll help advise, design, install, fund and even operate and maintain your workplace chargers based on what works best for you.

How does Plug Me In work?

  • Request an on-site survey and quote

    One of the Plug Me In experts will attend your site to carry out a survey and get you an accurate quote.

  • Charger install approval requested

    Once you're happy to proceed, Plug Me In will request install approval from the Distribution Network Operator.

  • Chargers are installed and tested

    All electrical components will be thoroughly tested, with minimal disruption to business operations.

  • Go live with ongoing support

    Once the works are finished, Plug Me In can provide 24/7 support to ensure maximum uptime for your fleet.

How do I know the EV chargers will be compatible?

The good news is commercial EV charging solutions are pretty customisable based on the bespoke requirements of businesses. Our partners at Plug Me In are one of the best in the business when it comes to ensuring compatibility with EVs and infrastructure, and provide 24/7 user support, anytime, anywhere.

What are the funding options for commercial charging?

Plug Me In has a few funding options; including subscription based monthly payments, outright purchase, revenue generation and cost recovery models.

There's also external grants. Under the Government’s Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS), businesses can receive grants towards the upfront cost of the purchase and installation of charge points.

The contribution is limited to 75% – or £350 per socket – of these costs, up to a maximum of 40 sockets per business. These can be on different sites. Long story short, there are plenty options!

Who will install and maintain the chargers?

Our partners Plug Me In take care of everything from advice, design, installation, funding, operating and maintaining your commercial chargers. Their team of experts have got you covered and will work with you every step of the way. Pretty neat right?

How do I control access to the chargers?

Plug Me In's smart management portal provides the flexibility to set usage restrictions for all or any specific group of users. Put simply, that gives you control of who has access to your workplace chargers and who pays what.

Providing free charging access for employees is a great way to increase employee satisfaction, but for some businesses, it can be costly. There are plenty of options, including cost recovery tariffs which can be tailored for what's best for your business.