IS YOUR business one of the 50% providing workplace charging? If so, good for you.
A new report from Europcar Mobility Group UK called Switching sustainability from buzzword to business benefit found that more than half of workplaces already provide charging facilities.
It also found that 52% contributed to the cost of at-home charging for their employees. The report was conducted in February among 300 fleet and business travel decision makers.
Europcar’s findings support those of mobility group Transport & Environment whose research back in summer 2022 found that there were nearly as many workplace charge points – 33,000 sockets in total – than public chargers for electric vehicles in the UK – nearly doubling the amount of infrastructure available to drivers.
It also found that over a third of car and van miles are for commuting and business purposes.
What’s even more encouraging is that those businesses not currently providing EV charging at the workplace, the Europcar report said, were also planning ahead to reduce their environmental impact.
Of those businesses not currently providing charging facilities on-site, 88% believed that this would “definitely” or “probably” change within the next three years.
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