As the world shifts towards sustainable energy solutions, workplace charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) have become a compelling investment for businesses of all sizes. Providing EV charging facilities not only promotes eco-friendly practices but also attracts environmentally conscious employees and customers. With 27,000 – 43,000 workplace charging sockets already installed in the UK, it’s essential to understand the costs associated with installing workplace charging stations. In this blog article, we’ll provide a comprehensive guide on the factors influencing the installation costs and really see how much workplace charging stations cost to install.
Every site is different, and therefore there is no one price-fits-all when it comes to workplace EV charging. Several factors influence the installation costs of workplace EV chargers.
The type and manufacturer of charging station(s) that are installed will influence the overall cost of the installation. EV charge points vary in price ranging from approximately £600 to several thousand. Rapid DC charge points will be more expensive to purchase and install, whereas lower kWh chargers will cost less.
The existing electrical infrastructure of a workplace plays a crucial role in determining installation costs. Your site may not require extensive infrastructure work or it might. The types of charge points you choose will influence this as stations that require more power may need additional wiring and upgrades made to electrical panels. The complexity of these upgrades will influence the overall installation cost.
The total number of charging stations a business plans to install also impacts the cost. Businesses opting for multiple charging stations will need to consider the cost per unit, electrical infrastructure requirements, and any discounts or incentives offered for bulk installations.
The physical location of the charging stations on the premises can influence installation costs. Factors such as trenching, conduit installation, and mounting considerations for the charging equipment all play a role in the overall cost. A business may also want to install additional features to their EV charging bays such as wheel stops and painted bays, which will add to the installation costs.
There are several financial incentives for businesses to take advantage of when installing workplace charging stations. Provided by governments and even utility companies, businesses should research what they are eligible for to reduce the installation costs of their workplace charge points. In the UK, the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) can save businesses up to £14,000 on charge points. Find out more about the WCS scheme here.
Some charging stations come equipped with networking capabilities and management software, allowing businesses to monitor usage, set pricing, and manage access. While this adds to the initial cost, it offers enhanced functionality and control over the charging infrastructure.
At eFaraday, all our customers have access to our all-in-one management platform, powered by iEquos software. Find out more here.
As you have just read, several factors influence the cost of workplace charging stations, meaning it is nearly impossible to provide an exact cost. If you’re looking to install EV charging stations at your workplace, we recommend you give us a call to receive a free, no-obligation quote. We will talk through your requirements and give you an accurate cost.
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