A complete guide covering what the Workplace Charging Scheme is, how you can claim £300 per electric car charging point for your business -up to 20 single chargers

What is the Worplace Charging Scheme?

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a government scheme for electric cars offered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

  • The Workplace Charging Scheme provides £300 off the cost of the purchasing & installing of a new chargepoint (single socket).
  • You can claim up to a maximum of 20 chargepoints (20 single socket or 10 double socket chargepoints).
  • You can’t back-claim for old chargepoints.

How do I qualify for the Worplace Charging Scheme?

The Workplace Charging Scheme is available from the 21st November 2016 onwards to any business, charity or public authority.

  • You must have off-street parking.
  • No electric vehicle (EV) proof is needed, but you will need to clarify a need for the business.
  • You must have the chargepoints installed by an OLEV-approved workplace charging point installer.

How does the Workplace Charging Scheme work?

The Workplace Charging Scheme is a voucher based system.

  • Fill in the government application form found on their website.
  • If successful you will be emailed a voucher code which you can then present to your OLEV-approved installer.
  • The voucher code is valid for 4 months only.

What are the benefits of electric car charging points for business?

30% of electric vehicle drivers do their charging at the workplace.

  • Your employees can save nearly £1,000 a year in fuel costs.
  • You can offer electric vehicle charging to your visitors.
  • You can reduce employee benefit in kind tax by up to 86% for company cars.
  • A green fleet can help reduce CO2 emissions and reach sustainability goals.

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