It’s no secret that all businesses now have a moral, and in some cases a government-mandated obligation to reduce their carbon emissions. Embracing the global shift towards e-mobility could be a significant step in the right direction. Wallbox, explores the trend of e-mobility, explaining exactly what it is, and how it could affect businesses in their quest for greener credentials.
E-mobility is no longer a corporate buzzword. It is a term used to describe the global roll-out of electric vehicles, the required charging stations and the many environmental and economic benefits that come with this worldwide positive shift.
Make no mistake, if your business offers car parking to employees and customers, then e-mobility will become a priority as we strive towards the Government target of banning the sale of traditional petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2035. Remember, this date has already been revised once, and could be revised further in line with other countries which have the same target set for 2030.
Of course, switching all vehicles to electric to deliver the complete e-mobility vision isn’t an overnight task, and the sale of e-mobility friendly vehicles is already on the up. In fact, there has been a notable year-on-year surge in electric vehicle sales since 2014.
E-mobility and Your Business
Whether you are an SME with business sustainability strategy, or a larger organisation mandated under the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, delivering a business environment, whether that is light commercial or industrial, will soon include the need to accommodate e-mobility in your car park.
Installing electric charge points will not only lower employee fuel cost reimbursements, but it will also reduce your corporate CO2, lower your fleet costs and reduce Class 1A National Insurance Contributions.
Help is available under the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) Workplace Charging Scheme, which provides financial assistance towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of charging stations for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations. You can claim £350 per charge point socket, for up to 40 socket installations – which could mean a total of £14,000.
Start Your E-mobility Journey
Choosing an electric charging point manufacturing partner, which will take a consultative approach to enhancing your car park, is the right place to start your company’s e-mobility journey. You need their products to be OLEV registered in order to qualify for the grant scheme, and choosing a company which is knowledgeable about the many benefits of e-mobility for industry will put you in good stead for a successful car park transition.
Consider an innovative manufacturer whose smart charging technology is stylish and affordable and which comes with substantial aftercare support.