Become EV-ready and unlock the benefits for your business, customers and employees
We've installed over 3,500 commercial electric vehicle charging points and hundreds of rapid charging units. When you partner with us, you can rest assured you are working with a driving force in the EV revolution.
We'll help you access local and national government funds.
From design and financing to installation and maintenance we manage the whole process with minimal disruption.
Ongoing operational support, training, maintenance and advice to keep your EV solution performing at its best.
Remotely manage and monitor your business EV charging for usage reporting, billing, tariff setting and more.
The running costs of electric vehicles are much lower than that of their petrol / diesel equivalents. When it comes to installing electric car charging points for business, there’s government support available under the Workplace Charging Scheme. It's available to any business, charity or public authority, with some conditions.
As a business energy supplier and EV installation expert, we offer end to end project management, from assessing your site electricity supply and new connections to final installation, training and maintenance.
All our work is compliant with IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) and the Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation published by IET Standards Limited.
Our EV on-site charging solution includes:
If you want to get an idea of how much it might cost to install EV charging points in your business then you can get a quote in minutes online.
We'll make installing your new charging points hassle-free, minimising disruption, and get your business ready for EV now and into the future.
As part of our Managed Customer Service offering your drivers and your business will have access to our PowerRadar smart charging platform.
Ask about our EV Managed Customer Service solution when you accept our quote.
With our specialists in Centrica Business Solutions we can work with you to build and deliver your long term EV strategy.
Our solution for fleets helps organisations save time and maximise efficiencies by addressing the operational implications relating to evolving national infrastructure, range restrictions along preferred routes and accurate reimbursement of driver energy costs; simplifying the transition with an integrated system for vehicles, infrastructure, energy and optimisation.
Recognising the urgent need to make zero carbon a reality, we've pledged to transition our own operational fleet of 12,000 vehicles to 100% electric by 2025 – five years earlier than planned. Read our blog to see what we're doing and how we're helping our customers to do the same.
One of the ways that we're accelerating the roll-out of our EV services to customers is by providing electrical capacity upgrades, charging infrastructure and after sales support via partnerships with motor manufacturers and dealerships, such as:
A: Wikipedia defines an electric car as "An electric car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using energy stored in rechargeable batteries."
A: Standard plugs aren’t the most effective way of charging the vast majority of business electric cars, vans and motorcycles. A standard three-pin plug will only charge at up to 13 amp. EV charging points are significantly quicker to charge an electric car than plugs.
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. Charging points will also give you more features like driver self-service and pre-booking available charging points on your smartphone.
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.
A: Email our customer service team at EVCommercialSales@centrica.com. We'll get back to you within 48 working hours.
A: If we installed the charging point then we can provide an estimate for moving the charging point equipment – just email our customer service team at EVCommercialSales@centrica.com.
If the charging point is installed on your property and you would like to move it, you'll be responsible for making the arrangements. Please under no circumstances should you attempt to move the charging point yourself. It should only be moved by a qualified electrician.
A: No, but if you lease your property or premises you might need to get consent from your landlord.
A: No, but if you are one of our customers you could get a variety of additional benefits.
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.
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.
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.
A: This may be possible, but it will depend on the unit and the card.
A: The cost of installing EV workplace charging points depends on your individual requirements. With just a few questions, we can give you an indicative price to help you decide what’s right for your business
A: Generally you’ll find that the running costs of electric vehicles are cheaper than their petrol or diesel equivalents. The cost will vary dependant on the size of the battery, how much energy is consumed and the price per kWh.
To calculate your business electric vehicle savings go to Online journey cost savings calculator
|Standard (3-7kW)||Fast (7-22kW)||Rapid (Up to 150kW)|
|Charge time||8 to 12 hours||2 to 8 hours||1 to 2 hours|
|Vehicle range added in 15 mins||2 miles||4-13 miles||30 miles|
Charging times are dependant on the make and model of electric car or van and if rapid charging is supported.
A: This is often possible, but funding is changing all the time so please contact us at EVCommercialSales@centrica.com. 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.
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.
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.
A: Take a look at goultralow.com which help you with:
A: The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has changed its name to The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) . This is to align with the government’s ambitions to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050. This change doesn’t affect the £350 grant saving on EV charge points for homes and businesses and the same eligibility criteria apply.