Everything you need to know about the Workplace Charging Scheme
Our business charge points qualify for the Workplace Charging Scheme, which can help you with the upfront costs of EV charging infrastructure.
Workplace Charging Scheme
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that reduces the purchase and installation cost of a workplace charge point by £350 per socket, for up to a maximum of 40 charge points. This can mean a cost saving of up to £14,000.
Does your business qualify for the OZEV Workplace Charging Scheme?
The WCS is open to registered businesses, charities and public sector organisations
Your workplace needs to have dedicated off-street parking available for fleet or employees
Need for charging solutions
Even if you don't currently have electric vehicles in your fleet your business must highlight the future need for charging solutions
Your business must have the charge point installed by an OZEV-approved WCS installer like Shell Recharge Solutions
Your business must own the property or have consent from the landlord for charge points to be installed at all the sites listed in the application
Your business must be located in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland
Workplace Charging Scheme application with Shell Recharge Solutions
Claiming the OZEV grant for workplace charge points is simple. The WCS is a voucher-based system, and Shell Recharge Solutions can take care of most of the process on your behalf.
There are just a few simple steps involved when you choose Shell Recharge Solutions for your charging needs:
- Complete the online application
- The voucher is generated by OZEV and sent to you to share with Shell Recharge Solutions
- Place an order with the OZEV grant factored into your quote
- Shell Recharge Solutions completes installation an our OZEV-approved installation partner
- Shell Recharge Solutions submits a claim to OZEV on your behalf
- Shell Recharge Solutions receives the grant, your order is complete*
*If voucher(s) are rejected by OZEV, for example where the entity has already claimed their maximum quota, then we will claim the value of the voucher(s) from you the customer.
Our home charge points are also OZEV eligible
Why install EV charging infrastructure?
Our study of EV drivers found that 12% of drivers receive their EV as a company vehicle, while 10% lease their EV through their employer. Demand for workplace charging is growing, especially as not everyone has the means to charge at home.
Offering workplace charging is also a great perk for employees and helps encourage the uptake of EVs.
Why Shell Recharge Solutions for your business?
Our Business line charge points are ideal both for workplace and destination charging for fleets, employees and visitors
With its ability to control up to 40 charge points, our Business Pro unit is the ideal centre of your charging infrastructure
With Business Lite, you can easily build out your charging infrastructure with optimal cost-efficiency
Frequently asked questions
Charge points installed in order to charge demonstration vehicles, showroom vehicles, courtesy vehicles and vehicles in for servicing and repair are eligible under the WCS.
All accommodation businesses with less than 249 employees are also eligible, this includes hotels, short-stay accommodation and camping grounds.
This grant provides funding towards the infrastructure smaller businesses need for installing charge points, as well as the actual installation of the chargers. This grant can be used alongside the WCS.
The amount available per grant is capped at £15,000, or 75% of installation costs
Businesses can get up to £500 per parking space to cover infrastructure costs, and an additional £350 towards the cost of installing a new charge point at the parking space
The charge points installed must be exclusively for staff or fleet use
A minimum of 5 parking spaces must be designated for charging infrastructure, at least one must have a working charge point
A business can receive up to 5 grants in total (only one grant per site)
This grant is available for landlords that rent, lease or manage residential and commercial properties.
Provides funding towards 75% of the cost of installing a charge point or a maximum of £350 per charger
Landlords can receive up to 200 grants a year for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties