Commercial EV.

Opt for commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging points at your commercial premises to increase your brand reputation.

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How Business Solar UK Can Help You On Your Commercial EV Journey

We can put you in touch with local commercial EV charging point installers in your area to help your business meet the needs of your customers and/or employees. Commercial EV charging points benefit everyone – your business, your customers, and your employees – and we can help you save significant time and money by matching you with local commercial EV charger installers based on a few key factors that ensure we ONLY put you in touch with the best of the best. We’ll match you with commercial EV installers based on:

  • What you’re looking for (in this case, commercial EV chargers)
  • The installer’s reputation
  • Both of your locations
  • And where you can make the most savings


So, reach out today and we’ll put you in touch with commercial EV charging installers near you!

Who Could Benefit From Commercial EV Chargers?

If you’re a commercial business of any kind with a car park that is frequently full of employees or customers, then EV chargers at your premises is a great idea. That applies to a whole host of businesses, including but not limited to: 

  • Warehouses
  • Shopping centres
  • Multi storey car parks
  • Supermarkets 
  • Offices
  • Restaurants
  • And much more besides! 


Essentially, if your business is a destination, then having commercial EV chargers on site just makes sense. It makes you look like a forward-thinking business who puts their employees and customers first, and it shows that you’re a business that’s committed to a greener future. 

And whilst those are great benefits, commercial EV chargers at your commercial premises can bring a range of other benefits your way too! 

How Commercial EV Chargers Can Benefit Your Business

Increase Footfall 

It’s no secret that commercial businesses with EV charging points will start to make a name for themselves as a business who cares about their customers and what they’re driving. As more and more people switch to electric vehicles, you’ll be making your premises a go-to spot when they need to charge their cars. More people at your business means more footfall, and ultimately more money for you. 

Make Money 

Not only do you earn more money from the increased footfall, but lots of electric vehicle owners are used to paying for the use of EV charging points whilst at a commercial premises. You can set your own tariffs and charge per kWh/hr session, and make a little money on every charge. 

Improve Staff Morale 

Even if money isn’t your main motivator and customers aren’t something you deal with directly, your employees will be. If you own a warehouse, for example, you won’t necessarily have customers at your site, but you will have visitors and employees with electric vehicles. Introducing commercial EV charging points at your place of work can increase staff morale and impress visitors. 

Increase Customer Loyalty 

Back to customers again. If you do have customers on site a lot, you can make your business stand out as a place for those with electric vehicles to come. Maybe they can charge their car whilst they look around your shopping centre, or charge up whilst dining with you at your restaurant. The point is, there’s a real demand for electric vehicle charging points, and you can be the one that provides it to your customers, and it could keep them coming back for more. 

Better Your Brand 

Customers, clients, and fellow businesses are looking for businesses to have a green mindset before they align themselves with them nowadays, and showing your commitment to the future of the UK by providing EV charging points will put your business in a good light. 

Benefit From Funding & Financing 

And now it’s easier than ever to pay for commercial EV chargers at your business premises. Some companies offer finance options, where you lease commercial charge points each month, with no upfront cost. If you have the capital, you can pay outright, too. And if neither of those options look appealing to you, then you could qualify for funding with a few different grant schemes running in the UK…

Ways To Pay For Your Commercial EV Chargers

There are a few different grants available in the UK for commercial EV chargers (you can read about all of them at the gov website here), but the main two that will concern most businesses are:

  • EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets
  • The Workplace Charging Scheme


EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets

This grant is available to small-to-medium sized businesses in the UK and it covers up to 75% of the cost of installed commercial EV charger infrastructure and the charge points themselves. It offers:

  • £350 per charge point socket installed
  • £500 per parking space requiring infrastructure support

The limit of the grant is £15,000, but this can cover most of the cost. 


In order to apply your business must have no more than 249 employees, AND must be a UK registered company, charity, or public sector organisation. 


Workplace Charging Scheme

This scheme is for workplaces and the grant can cover up to 75% of the cost of purchase and installation of EV charge points, but it’s capped at:

  • £350 per charge point socket installed
  • 40 sockets across ALL sites per applicant – meaning if your business has multiple sites, you’ll need to split 40 across all of them


Can I Use Both Grants At The Same Time?

Yes! But they must cover separate charge points installed. That means you can’t claim £350 for the cost of installing a charge point socket under the EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets and £350 under the Workplace Charging Scheme for the same charge point. If you attempt it, it may be viewed as fraud.

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We provide bespoke system designs for every business, based upon your energy usage and rooftop availability. To give you an idea of the savings and cost of a system, the below are some of our common system sizes.

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How Much Will Commercial EV Installations Cost?

It varies depending on the commercial EV charge points you opt for, but it can typically cost between £1000 and £1500 per charge point. 

However, it is estimated that you can earn around £200 per year for charging customers to use your new charge point – and that’s a low estimate where only 1 person uses your EV charger each day, Monday to Friday. In this extreme case, you would still pay back the entire cost in 6 years (and much sooner with a government grant and multiple users per day, of course). So whilst the cost may seem high, commercial EV charge points will eventually pay for themselves. 

Why Choose Business Solar UK?

We can help you in a number of key ways. We’ll:

  • Save you time
  • Save you money on a commercial EV installation thanks to our comparison tools 
  • Put you in contact with commercial EV installers in your local area
  • Ensure you’re working with only the best businesses


Simply compare suppliers with us today, and we’ll get started on finding you the perfect commercial EV installer ASAP!

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We connect you with local installers and any available grants to you.

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Commercial EV Charging FAQs:

That depends on the size of your business and how often you think electric vehicles will treat your car park as a destination. Since the Workplace Charging Scheme has a cap at 40 charge points, this might be a good limit to set yourself too, for now. 


You can always install more later if there’s enough demand. 

On average it takes around 2 hours to install 1 charge point. Work out how many charge points you need, and allow 2 hours for each one, plus a little extra for infrastructure work to figure out how long installers will be on site. 

In most cases, commercial EV charge points will last for around 10 years, but this may be shorter or longer depending on maintenance and how well cared for they are. 

Does this apply to your business?


Your business is keen to reduce electricity bills


Your business wants to produce its own energy


Your business wants to be seen as more eco-friendly.


Your business owns the premises with your own roof space

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How can I pay for Solar?

When it comes to commercial solar, there are a few ways to purchase your system, we’ll help to guide you through your options.


Using the Annual Investment Allowance, you can deduct the cost of your system against corporation tax.

Asset Financing

Spread the cost with asset financing and use your bill savings to pay off your annual loan repayments

Outright Purchase

Purchase your system outright, for the best return on investment

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Solar Business Fund Partner

We save you on average 24% when investing into Solar for your organisation.

We will check if you qualify for any incentives or grants

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