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Electric Vehicle Charging

Electric Vehicle Charging

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In July 2018, it was announced by the UK Government that all combustion engine vehicles will be banned from the year 2040. This action forms part of the £3bn clean air strategy, which sets out the UK’s plan for reducing roadside emissions.

Get involved

At present, it is estimated that 2% of the transport sector has been electrified; with over 170,000 registered low emissions vehicles on UK roads which currently share 19,000 charging points – that’s one charge point for every 9 vehicles.

Get involved

In July 2018, it was announced by the UK Government that all combustion engine vehicles will be banned from the year 2040. This action forms part of the £3bn clean air strategy, which sets out the UK’s plan for reducing roadside emissions.

At present, it is estimated that 2% of the transport sector has been electrified; with over 170,000 registered low emissions vehicles on UK roads which currently share 19,000 charging points – that’s one charge point for every 9 vehicles.

Workplace Charge Scheme

The Office for Low Emissions Vehicle’s (OLEV) has released the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS), in order to encourage the uptake of EV charge points. The WCS is a grant fund providing 75% of installation and procurement costs, up to £500.

As an OLEV approved installer, Aberla is able to secure funding through this scheme, meaning a significantly discounted installation cost for clients.

Workplace Charge Scheme

The Office for Low Emissions Vehicle’s (OLEV) has released the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS), in order to encourage the uptake of EV charge points. The WCS is a grant fund providing 75% of installation and procurement costs, up to £500.

As an OLEV approved installer, Aberla is able to secure funding through this scheme, meaning a significantly discounted installation cost for clients.

What we can do

Aberla have installed a number of charge points for across Birchwood park. Aberla design, supply and install EV charging points and claim on your behalf the WCS funding, reducing your capital outlay. Having a charge point on your company premises provides a number of benefits.

Including:

  • EV charge points can be installed suited to all types of buildings/premises

  • EV wall mounted or pedestal units are available

  • All EV charge points can be retrofitted to become ‘pay to charge’, giving a potential additional income stream

  • Installing now will futureproof businesses in time for transport changes

  • Increased dwell time and spending on business premises

  • Tax incentives are available for installed EV charging points.

What we can do

Aberla have installed a number of charge points for across Birchwood park. Aberla design, supply and install EV charging points and claim on your behalf the WCS funding, reducing your capital outlay. Having a charge point on your company premises provides a number of benefits.

Including:

  • EV charge points can be installed suited to all types of buildings/premises

  • EV wall mounted or pedestal units are available

  • All EV charge points can be retrofitted to become ‘pay to charge’, giving a potential additional income stream

  • Installing now will futureproof businesses in time for transport changes

  • Increased dwell time and spending on business premises

  • Tax incentives are available for installed EV charging points.

Electric Vehicle Fundamentals

Electric Vehicle Fundamentals

EV charging from Aberla

Electric vehicles emit zero tailpipe emissions, meaning they are incredibly environmentally friendly. On top of being green, electric vehicles are cheaper to run and fun to drive, benefitting from instant torque and superior acceleration.

With fuel costs as little as 2p per mile, drivers of electric vehicles can save up to £1000 a year going electric, money otherwise spent on petrol or diesel.

Electric vehicles also benefit from the Plug-in Car Grant, meaning up to £4,500 off the cost of an electric vehicle. Drivers can also benefit from £500 off the install cost of a home charger, or workplace charger. Other benefits include:

  • Vehicle tax exemption
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Congestion charge exemption

There are a number of benefits employees can take advantage of, beyond the obvious environmental and financial bonuses. These include

  • Benefit in kind tax reduction
  • Capital allowances of up to 100% of the vehicle cost
  • Cheap workplace charging

The benefits to businesses for providing charging infrastructure include:

  • Potential additional revenue
  • Increased customer dwell time
  • Showcase green credentials
  • Improve sustainability rating
  • Attract and retain customers

Charging in most public places depends on time-based tariffs, home charging depends on time of day and energy tariffs, and workplace charging depends on the freedoms set by the employer.

Home Charging:

Typically, drivers charging at home do so overnight, enjoying full charge in the morning. This is a convenient and cost-effective way to replenish charge, costing around £3.64 for a full charge. This is based upon a Nissan Leaf and would provide 115 miles of range.

Workplace Charging:

Some employers incentivise electric vehicle uptake by providing free charging, whilst others operate tariffs based on the duration of charging. The model is entirely dependent on the employer.

Public Charging:

Most public charge points operate time-based tariffs or standard pence per kilowatt rates. Most providers utilise free mobile aps designed to help drivers locate and pay for charges.

Rapid Charging:

Typically found on the forecourts of motorway service stations. These chargepoints vary from free-to-use to tariff-based, with a typical tariff around £6.50 for 30 minutes.

Charging times can range from 30 minutes to 12 hours, dependent on the speed of the charger and the size of the battery.

  • A typical Nissan Leaf, charged at home with a 7kW charger, takes 4 hours
  • A 3.7kW charger provides roughly 15 miles of range per hour
  • A 7kW charger provides roughly 30 miles of range per hour
  • Rapid chargers can provide as much as 80% charge in 30 minutes

Most drivers don’t worry about charging times because they frequently top-up whenever their car is idle. This works through a combination of home charging, topped up at workplace, public or rapid chargers. Typically, workplace and public chargers operate at 7kW, making them ideal for top-up charging.

Electric vehicles emit zero tailpipe emissions, meaning they are incredibly environmentally friendly. On top of being green, electric vehicles are cheaper to run and fun to drive, benefitting from instant torque and superior acceleration.

With fuel costs as little as 2p per mile, drivers of electric vehicles can save up to £1000 a year going electric, money otherwise spent on petrol or diesel.

Electric vehicles also benefit from the Plug-in Car Grant, meaning up to £4,500 off the cost of an electric vehicle. Drivers can also benefit from £500 off the install cost of a home charger, or workplace charger. Other benefits include:

  • Vehicle tax exemption
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Congestion charge exemption

There are a number of benefits employees can take advantage of, beyond the obvious environmental and financial bonuses. These include

  • Benefit in kind tax reduction
  • Capital allowances of up to 100% of the vehicle cost
  • Cheap workplace charging

The benefits to businesses for providing charging infrastructure include:

  • Potential additional revenue
  • Increased customer dwell time
  • Showcase green credentials
  • Improve sustainability rating
  • Attract and retain customers

Charging in most public places depends on time-based tariffs, home charging depends on time of day and energy tariffs, and workplace charging depends on the freedoms set by the employer.

Home Charging:

Typically, drivers charging at home do so overnight, enjoying full charge in the morning. This is a convenient and cost-effective way to replenish charge, costing around £3.64 for a full charge. This is based upon a Nissan Leaf and would provide 115 miles of range.

Workplace Charging:

Some employers incentivise electric vehicle uptake by providing free charging, whilst others operate tariffs based on the duration of charging. The model is entirely dependent on the employer.

Public Charging:

Most public charge points operate time-based tariffs or standard pence per kilowatt rates. Most providers utilise free mobile aps designed to help drivers locate and pay for charges.

Rapid Charging:

Typically found on the forecourts of motorway service stations. These chargepoints vary from free-to-use to tariff-based, with a typical tariff around £6.50 for 30 minutes.

Charging times can range from 30 minutes to 12 hours, dependent on the speed of the charger and the size of the battery.

  • A typical Nissan Leaf, charged at home with a 7kW charger, takes 4 hours
  • A 3.7kW charger provides roughly 15 miles of range per hour
  • A 7kW charger provides roughly 30 miles of range per hour
  • Rapid chargers can provide as much as 80% charge in 30 minutes

Most drivers don’t worry about charging times because they frequently top-up whenever their car is idle. This works through a combination of home charging, topped up at workplace, public or rapid chargers. Typically, workplace and public chargers operate at 7kW, making them ideal for top-up charging.

OLEV Grant Funding

OLEV Grant Funding

EV grants available from Aberla

Operated by the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles, the OLEV grants come in two varieties: Workplace and Home Charging. Both offer up to £500 towards the installation costs of charging points.

The home charging grant offers up to £500 of the cost of installing up to two electric vehicle chargers at residences. To be eligible, customers must have off-street parking and must use an OLEV-approved installer.

 

How do I claim the grant?

Claiming grant funding is easy. All you have to do provide us with some information about your home and requirements, and our team will do the rest.

The workplace charging scheme offers up to 75% of the procurement and installation costs of installing a charging point, up to £500 per chargepoint on a maximum of 20 chargers.


How do I qualify for the grant?

To be eligible, workplaces must have off-street parking and be able to demonstrate a present or future need for charging infrastructure. Workplace charging points must be installed by an OLEV approved installer—such as Aberla.

The scheme is voucher based. Customers can register with OLEV and will receive a voucher, to be redeemed with the OLEV approved installer. The installer will remove the amount granted from your bill.

 

How do I claim the scheme with Aberla?

Aberla is an OLEV-approved installer. To claim the grant, our team will need a little information about your business, then let us handle the rest.

Operated by the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles, the OLEV grants come in two varieties: Workplace and Home Charging. Both offer up to £500 towards the installation costs of charging points.

The home charging grant offers up to £500 of the cost of installing up to two electric vehicle chargers at residences. To be eligible, customers must have off-street parking and must use an OLEV-approved installer.

 

How do I claim the grant?

Claiming grant funding is easy. All you have to do provide us with some information about your home and requirements, and our team will do the rest.

The workplace charging scheme offers up to 75% of the procurement and installation costs of installing a charging point, up to £500 per chargepoint on a maximum of 20 chargers.


How do I qualify for the grant?

To be eligible, workplaces must have off-street parking and be able to demonstrate a present or future need for charging infrastructure. Workplace charging points must be installed by an OLEV approved installer—such as Aberla.

The scheme is voucher based. Customers can register with OLEV and will receive a voucher, to be redeemed with the OLEV approved installer. The installer will remove the amount granted from your bill.

 

How do I claim the scheme with Aberla?

Aberla is an OLEV-approved installer. To claim the grant, our team will need a little information about your business, then let us handle the rest.

On-Street Residential Charging Scheme

On-street Residential Charging Scheme

EV charging from Aberla - On street model

This is a government scheme ran by OLEV designed to help local authorities build charging infrastructure. The scheme offers up to £7,500 per charging point to encourage uptake of electric vehicles.

To qualify for the scheme, local authorities must have support of relevant highways authorities, must be able to prove existing demand for electric vehicle chargers, and the installations must be in areas without off-street parking.

Local authorities an access the £2.5m funding available. Local authorities can submit applications themselves or with a third party, or residents can request the installation of charge points from authorities.

 

How can I claim the scheme through Aberla?

Local authorities are encouraged to get in touch with our experts, who can give a walkthrough of the scheme and all relevant components. Our team can help with all paperwork to ensure smooth acquisition of funds.

The funding is for 75% of the install costs, after which the local authority will need to provide 25% match funding, either directly, or finding a partner to do so, such as Aberla.

This is a government scheme ran by OLEV designed to help local authorities build charging infrastructure. The scheme offers up to £7,500 per charging point to encourage uptake of electric vehicles.

To qualify for the scheme, local authorities must have support of relevant highways authorities, must be able to prove existing demand for electric vehicle chargers, and the installations must be in areas without off-street parking.

Local authorities an access the £2.5m funding available. Local authorities can submit applications themselves or with a third party, or residents can request the installation of charge points from authorities.

 

How can I claim the scheme through Aberla?

Local authorities are encouraged to get in touch with our experts, who can give a walkthrough of the scheme and all relevant components. Our team can help with all paperwork to ensure smooth acquisition of funds.

The funding is for 75% of the install costs, after which the local authority will need to provide 25% match funding, either directly, or finding a partner to do so, such as Aberla.