Should I install an electric vehicle charging point at business?
Tesla, famous for making stylish electric and self-driving cars (amongst other innovations), are now the world’s most valuable car company. According to data from Bloomberg, the company’s value over the last six months rose by over $150 billion.
The incredible success of Elon Musk and Tesla is a sign of things to come. Electric cars are not only here to stay, they are the future. One look at the streets around us confirms this: hybrid and all-electric cars have been a common sight on our roads for some years now, and the data backs up this subjective impression. In 2019, UK sales of electric vehicles rose by 144%, according to The Independent. In fact, a plan to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK has been brought forward to 2035. So perhaps it’s time to get ahead of the game?
Why install an electric vehicle charging point?
Here are three good reasons you might want to install a charging point at your home or business.
1. You own an electric or hybrid car
This one’s a no-brainer. It’s possible to feed an extension cable out of a window and charge that way, but you wouldn’t want that to be a long term solution. Having your own charging point would be a statement of intent, and much more convenient.
2. You want to attract more customers to your business
Perhaps you own a roadside restaurant or out of town business. Unless there’s huge investment in public transport infrastructure, cars in some form are how your customers are going to reach you. Installing an electric vehicle charging point will ensure your electric or hybrid driving customers are well-catered for.
3. You want to be or you want to encourage your employees to be eco-friendly
Installing a charging point in your office car park is a great way to show that your business is encouraging eco-friendly behaviour, and might help you attract talent in the future.
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