One in three businesses to install EVCPs at employee homes
According to a new study from Centrica Business Solutions, over 1 in 3 (34 per cent) of UK businesses say they plan on installing electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs) in employees’ homes.
The rise in home working seen since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic has driven the change, with 8 in 10 respondents to the study saying they would consider installing EVCPs in employees’ homes to support flexible working.
However, such installations can be onerous, complex and expensive. Forty-two per cent of respondents reported that one of the biggest barriers is managing the complexity of installing EVCPs in homes. Other barriers were the upfront cost, with 53 per cent not looking to install remote chargers, citing “prohibitive operational challenges.”
Greg McKenna, managing director of Centrica Business Solutions, said in Current news, “With the ban on traditionally-fuelled vehicles inching ever closer, and on-street charging costs prohibitively expensive, it’s likely we’ll see more employers offering to install home charging, alongside systems to help them manage the chargers and the energy they use.”