Business electric vehicle charging

Get quotes for the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging points at your business

How we can help with business EV charging points

A business EV charging point being used to charge an electric van

Our experienced team offer you complete, end-to-end service

  • DNO management of works for site power upgrade
  • New meter installation and energy supply contract
  • Supply, installation and commissioning of EV charging equipment
  • Service and maintenance of charging points after installation

Fixed price supply and installation

Choose which of the three options suits your business

Single wall-box charger
A single wall-box charger for a business’ electric vehicles
Charger and full installation from
£1,480 [1]
Ideal for small businesses with one or two electric cars or vans.
Freestanding charger
A freestanding charger for a business’ electric vehicles
Charger and full installation from
£6,330 [2]
For businesses that need the EV charger in an outside car park or compound.
Rapid charger
A rapid charger for a business’ electric vehicles
Charger and full installation from
£32,230 [3]
A rapid charger can charge an electric vehicle in less than 30 minutes. [4]

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Why choose us for business EV charging?

Two of Toyota’s rapid charging points for electric cars and vans

Experience

We’ve installed over 3,500 commercial charging posts and wall boxes, plus over 350 rapid charging units for businesses.

The plug for an electric vehicle charger about to be put into the charging unit

Expertise

Our customers include offices, car manufacturers, airports, hotels, local authorities and motorway services.

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Flexible finance

Monthly lease payments available for both the equipment and installation. Public and private finance options.

Workplace Charging Scheme funding

Help paying for business EV charging points

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that can support your business with the cost of installing electric vehicle charging equipment. Vouchers worth between £300 and £6,000 are available.

We are a registered installer for the scheme. To make an application, please go to the Government’s website.

WCS application form

FAQs on EV charging points for business

Q. Why do I need charging points for my electric cars and vans?

A: Standard plugs aren’t the most effective way of charging the vast majority of business electric vehicles. A standard three-pin plug will only charge at up to 13 amp.

Our charging points provide a safer and quicker option. They are also more convenient, as you won’t have to worry about a cable every time you charge.

If you’re planning to run an electric vehicle and you’re unsure about the specific requirements for charging, please talk to us and consider an electrical survey.

Q. Are your charging points compatible with all types of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles?

A: We work with a full range of charger types and manufacturers and can find the best option for your business.

Please note that the Renault Twizy quadricycle can only be used with a three-pin plug socket.

Q. Will my vehicle or charging equipment be damaged if a vehicle is plugged in for too long?

A: No. Vehicles only draw current when the battery needs charging. The supply of electricity stops automatically when the battery’s full and there's no risk to your vehicle or installation.

Q. What happens if there's a fault with my charger?

A: Email our customer service team at evenquires@britishgas.co.uk. We’ll get back to you within 48 working hours.

Q. What happens if I move premises?

A: When the charging point is installed, it becomes your property. This means that, if you want to move it, you’ll be responsible for making the arrangements.

Under no circumstances should you attempt to move the charging point yourself. It should only be moved by a qualified electrician.

We can provide an estimate for moving the charging equipment – just email our customer service team at evenquires@britishgas.co.uk.

Q. Do I need to own my own premises to have a charging unit installed?

A: No, but if you lease your property or premises you might need to get consent from your landlord.

Q. Do I need to be a British Gas customer for you to install a charging point?

A: No, but if you are one of our customers you could get a variety of additional benefits.

Q. What standards will the electrical installation work comply with?

A: All electrical installation work will comply with the current edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) and the Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation published by IET Standards Limited.

Q. Do I need to get my equipment serviced and tested?

A: This will depend on usage and location – we will advise on whether servicing and testing is necessary. In many cases, it isn’t.

If you run a managed site with regular maintenance schedules, it should be easy to incorporate the charging equipment into your system.

Q. How can I control who uses the charger?

A: Basic chargers can be operated using a key switch. We can also offer a system that remotely monitors the chargers and controls access via radio frequency identification (RFID) cards and/or a mobile app.

Remote monitoring can help in more complex cases. For example, you may have company vehicles, employees and visitors using the chargers, but you may only want to bill employees and visitors.

Different tariffs for different users can be set up, with some given free access. The system will still report back with details of things like energy used, charge time, location and user. The data can be filtered for easy monitoring.

Q. Can I use my work ID badge as an RFID card for the charger?

A: This may be possible, but it will depend on the unit and the card.

Q. How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

A: This will depend on the size of the vehicle battery, how much energy is consumed and the price per KW/h.

All cases will vary but, as just one example, if you pay 0.12p per KW/h, a pure electric 2016 model with a 30KW/h battery would cost about £3.60 to charge from flat to full.

Q. Can I get grant funding towards installation?

A: This is often possible, but funding is changing all the time so please contact us at evenquires@britishgas.co.uk. We can provide you with the latest information.

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that can support your business with the cost of installing electric vehicle charging equipment.

We are a registered installer for the scheme. To make an application, please go to the Government’s website.

WCS application form

Q. What can I expect from a preliminary survey?

A: Our engineers will visit your premises and conduct a site survey, working with you to determine the right charging equipment for your needs. We’ll need access to your switch rooms.

The survey will include a review of whether the site has sufficient spare electrical capacity. If not, we can help you apply to your district network operator (DNO) for a quote for extra capacity.

Q. What can I expect from a full survey?

A: Our engineers will consider the cable route to the proposed location for the charging units.

They’ll need access to things such as existing utility plans, site drawings, the asbestos register and the electrical switch room. If you have a site facilities manager, it would help to have them there for the survey.

[1] Price of £1,480 includes the following only: 1 x 7KW Type 1 wall box and 10m internal cabling. Assumes sufficient spare electrical capacity is available for use by the charger. 32A Single Wall-Box is available at an additional cost. Contact us for a quote.
[2] Price of £6,330 includes the following only: 2 x 7KW Type 2 Posts, 5m civil work and 20m internal cabling. Assumes sufficient spare electrical capacity is available for use by the charger.
[3] Price of £32,230 includes the following only: Rapid charger unit, DC only (without communications functionality), 5m civil work and 20m internal cabling. Assumes sufficient spare electrical capacity is available for use by the charger. Excludes feeder pillar and separate metering. 100 mile delivery radius (from postcode CV6).
[4] Dependant on the model of electric car or van and if rapid charging is supported.