Commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

More and more businesses are switching on to the idea that they can generate additional revenue for their business and offset their carbon emissions by installing commercial EV charging stations. And there are schemes available to assist businesses with the cost of implementing workplace electric vehicle charging. As a Government OZEV approved Commercial EV Charger Installer we have a wide range of workplace charging solutions to suit any requirement.

We supply and install a range of charge points from simple plug-and-play systems all the way up to fully integrated smart charging networks.

Charging units come in a variety of charging ratings that dictate charging speeds. From standard units with 3kW power and charge times of 8 to 14 hours, through to fast charging units up to 22kW delivering speeds of 4 to 6 hours. And beyond that, Rapid and Ultra-Rapid units can deliver 50kW to 200kW power with average charging times of 10 to 20 minutes. It’s really about what is best for your business.

Office For Zero Emission Vehicles Approved

Workplace Charging:

We’re experienced in anything regarding EV Workplace Charger Installation and have been conducting Commercial EV Charger Installations for many years. Part of the MP Walden offering is a design and consultation service that looks at the specific needs of your site.

Grants and government legislation surrounding electric vehicles are changing all the time. We ensure we’re always 100% up to date with the latest information so you don’t need to be. We can also make applications on your behalf. 

Please contact us to book a survey and let us show you how we can help you equip your workplace for your EV charging requirements, both now and for the future.

Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Grants

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a government scheme for electric vehicles offered by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). The WCS is open to businesses, charities and public sector organisations that meet the eligibility criteria (see below). And from the 1st April 2022 this scheme has been extended to small accommodation businesses.

Businesses can reduce the cost of Workplace charge points by up to £14,000 with the government WCS grant. It’s a voucher-based grant designed to help with the up-front costs of buying and fitting charge points at a workplace. Businesses of all shapes and sizes can be eligible for £350 funding per charging socket at their workplace car park.

The need to knows:

How does it work?
  • The WCS reduces the purchase and installation cost of a new workplace charging station (single socket) by 75% (capped at £350 per socket).
  • A single business can claim for up to a maximum of 40 chargepoints (e.g. 40 single socket or 20 double socket chargepoints).
  • You can only claim the WCS for new chargepoints which will be installed after the date the voucher is issued.
Eligibility checklist
  • Can be claimed by any business, charity or public authority (back claiming is not possible)
  • You must have off street parking and be able to outline a business need for electric vehicle charge points, or an intent to encourage uptake among their staff and/or fleet
  • Your charge points must be installed by an OZEV-approved installer.
  • We‘ll help you apply for a digital voucher. The voucher will be valid for four months (120 days) from the date of issue.
What’s the benefit of electric car charging stations for businesses?
  • Dramatically decrease your companies fleet fuel costs
  • You can achieve savings of more than £1,000 a year in commercial fleet and employee fuel costs per 10,000 miles.
  • More and more employees are looking to join businesses that offer electric vehicle charging to your employees.
  • Businesses can reduce employee “benefit in kind” tax for company cars.
  • London Congestion Charge exemption (where applicable), and more of these zones are due to be rolled out to other UK cities.
  • A green fleet helps to reduce CO2 emissions and contributes towards reaching UK and global sustainability goals.
  • Read our blog for more information on the benefits of an electric fleet.
What do I need to do?
  • Complete an online application.
  • Successful applicants are issued with a unique identification voucher code by email, which can then be given to any OZEV-authorised WCS installer.
  • Once the chargepoint(s) have been installed, the authorised installer can claim the grant from OZEV on the applicant’s behalf. The chargepoint installation must be completed and the voucher claimed within 6 months of the voucher’s issue date.
  • The voucher code is valid for 120 days from the date of issue.
  • If you apply for less than 40 sockets, you can submit additional applications in the future until you reach that limit.

Other Grants currently available for businesses and organisations

Easee Charger - EV Charging Grants for Residential Car Parks - What grants are available for Electric Vehicles in the UK

EV Chargepoint Grant for Residential Car Parks

The government has put in place help for businesses and organisations who rent, lease or manage residential properties and install electric vehicle (EV) charging points in their car parks.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) administers the grant on behalf of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

You can claim up to £30,000 or 75% of the installation cost and can only claim one grant per building. If more charge points are needed in addition to those provided by this grant, then the EV chargepoint grant for landlords can be used.

Businesses can get up to:

  • £500 per passive parking space

  • £350 per active parking space

You can receive up to 30 grants per financial year. The financial year runs from 6 April to 5 April the next year.

EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets

The EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets is for small-to-medium-sized businesses in the UK. It is separate to the Workplace Charging Scheme.

The grant covers up to 75% of the cost of installing the infrastructure needed for chargepoints to operate and for future chargepoints to be installed. It also includes the cost of any chargepoints installed. There is a limit of £15,000 per grant.

You can apply for this grant if you are a small-to-medium-sized business with no more than 249 employees.

Your carpark must have at least 5 clearly-marked, off-street parking spaces to be eligible for the grant.

The amount you can receive is:

  • £350 per chargepoint socket installed

  • £500 per parking space enabled with supporting infrastructure

EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets

New grants for schools, colleges, nurseries and acadamies

February 2024 saw the announcement that state funded schools and education institutions with dedicated off-street parking will see an increase in the grants available under a new grant covered by the WCS. The new grant will provide up to 75% of the cost to buy and install chargepoints, up to £2,500 per socket, up from the previous £350. This will be capped at 40 sockets across all sites. The idea is to boost the chargepoint facilities for staff and visitors and could ultimately help schools to generate revenue by making the chargepoints available to the public.

MP Walden is a Commercial EV Charger Installer on the list of Government approved OZEV Workplace Charging Scheme authorised installers. Our experienced Commercial Electric Vehicle Charger Installers are available to help you through the process of claiming the grant. Full information on the scheme is available on the government website linked here.

In addition, as Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Chargers have been around for several years now, we also offer a repairs service, should the worst happen and your electric vehicle charger stops working.

As a Government approved Commercial EV Charger Installer we work with a variety of different EV Charger suppliers (some of which are listed below). We have recently been working closely with Easee. This Scandinavian brand is now making commercial charging solutions specifically for the UK market. They advertise their product as “the ultimate solution for delivering EV Charging at scale for workplaces, apartment blocks, car parks and transitioning your company car fleet to electric.” The feedback we’ve had from customers so far is excellent. 

Why use Easee Charge?

The Easee Charge maximises the available electrical capacity within a building using dynamic load and phase balancing. This is the ultimate solution for delivering EV charging at scale. It’s suitable  for the workplace, apartment blocks, car parks or fleet usage. The Charging Robot is compact and lightweight.

  • Connect up to 101 units per circuit
  • Fully dynamic charging power 1.4 – 22kW (single and 3-phase charging)
  • Automatic queuing system
  • Permanent locking of the Type 2 cable
  • 24/7 online so features are always updated
  • 69% smaller than other electric chargers
  • Easy to scale
  • Fair charge and cost distribution

Another manufacturer that we have been doing increasingly more installations of are Project EV. This UK company is based in Burton on Trent and is at the forefront of the drive to decarbonise UK and European roads. The main attraction of Project EV to our commercial customers is their excellent range of Rapid and Ultra Rapid DC Chargers. 

There is a choice of charger ratings starting with the 20kW Wall DC Charger, ideal for small-scale commercial charging. Right through to the 300kW floor standing unit, an ultra rapid charger that’s perfectly suited for larger commercial charging and fleet charging.

The benefit of DC charging as opposed to domestic AC chargers is that the DC rapid charge bypasses the onboard charging device in Electric Vehicles. It supplies the power safely and directly to the vehicle’s battery. This means charging times of 30 minutes to 4 hours can be achieved. This makes them ideal for fleet charging as well as short-stay parking, hotel meeting venues, hospitals  and even service stations. 

Project EV DC Rapid & Ultra Rapid Chargers

With 5 charge ratings in the range and charge speeds of 30 minutes to 4 hours, these DC chargers are ideal commercial chargers, suitable for a range of locations and set-ups. You can benefit from:

  • 3-phase DC charging direct to the battery
  • Rapid and Ultra Rapid charge speeds of 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Four modes of control including RFID cards as well as the Project EV App
  • Industry leading 5 Year / 30,000 hour warranty
  • Multi Gun Charging on larger models
  • Contactless Payments
  • Fleet and cost management
  • Managed load balancing for large scale charging across multiple vehicles

Ideal locations for Commercial EV Charging Points

  • Hotels
  • Warehouses & Manufacturing Plants
  • Shopping Centres
  • Doctors Surgeries & Health Clinics
  • Housing Associations
  • Hospitals & Nursing Homes
  • Offices
  • Car Sales Companies
  • Local Councils & Leisure Centres
Commercial EV Charging Points

Why choose MP Walden to install your Commercial EV Chargers?

Fully qualified and experienced

With over 10 years worth of experience as an Domestic and Commercial electrician and having completed all available courses (including NICEIC qualifications), you can trust MP Walden Ltd to install your Electric Vehicle Charger professionally and safely.

Government Approved Installer

MP Walden Ltd have been approved by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and are on the current list of EVHS approved installers. Using a government approved installer is a must if you want to claim a government grant for your charger.

Committed to Environmental Sustainability

As a company, we strive to be as environmentally sustainable as possible and are committed to helping rebuild areas affected by deforestation & reducing carbon in the atmosphere. As a result we are now working with our charity partner, Ecologi. So how do we contribute? For every EV charger we install, we plant a tree on your behalf

More information on what grants are available for help with the purchase of Electric Vehicles or Charging Infrastructure is available in our recent article – “What Grants are available for Electric Vehicles in the UK in 2024“. To contact MP Walden, Commercial EV Charger Installer in Berkshire, please complete our contact form below.