The Future For Fleet is EV - We Power Your Car
Our usual lead time for installation is 8 working days from order confirmation.

The Future For Fleet is EV

Let’s talk Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

It’s time for fleet businesses to step up to the mark and integrate environmental concerns with their business operations. The Climate Change Act of 2008 had, at its core, the 2050 target to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% relative to 1990. Companies with fleets of fuel burning vehicles must take responsibility for the negative impact this has on the environment. The opportunity to switch to a clean electric fleet not only demonstrates CSR but can help strengthen brand values and create a competitive advantage in crowded marketplaces.

 

Because CSR doesn’t have to be bad for business.

 

Saving the earth doesn’t need to cost the earth; there are considerable cost benefits for businesses switching to EV fleets. Not only are fuel costs reduced by going electric (driving an EV car is estimated to save £100 per 1000 miles compared to the petrol equivalent), but with stricter CO2 legislation being introduced every year, CO2 emissions tax is fast becoming a key deciding factor when fleet managers are selecting their vehicles. Add on to this the plug-in Government grants now available on the price of new low-emission vehicles and charging point installation and it’s crystal clear; there has never been a better time to make your fleet electric.

 

And whereas in the past, EV range and charging infrastructure proved barriers for fleets, these factors are no longer an issue. There is now a broader range of options in the company car market than ever before – with both luxury and everyday vehicles available as EVs. In fact, EVs are predicted to make up two thirds of all road vehicles by 2050. And with more EVs on the road, come more charging stations. The government has committed a budget of £38m for public charging points and the numbers are increasing by the month.

 

With We Power Your Car, packages for installing home charging and charging on work premises are quick and easy to organise and install, cost effective and easy to manage.

 

The future really is electric. Future-proof your business with an EV fleet and contact We Power Your Car today.

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Tethered charger

This type of electric charger has it's own cable to charge your car.

Socketed charger

This type of electric charger requires a seperate cable to charge your car.

Underground cable

We lay SWA cable laid at 600mm deep, with a protective cable warning tape laid 150mm above the cable. These are laid on a sand or sifted sand soil bed then backfilled.

Overhead cable

We position overhead cables at a minimum height of 3.5m and are run along a catenary wire. The cable run should not be accessible to vehicles.

Standard Installation
Our instant price is fixed if it falls within our standard installation package plus any additions that you have selected (extra cabling for example). This package covers the majority of homes in the UK. Before we undertake your installation we will carry out a digital survey to check that nothing has been missed. After reviewing the survey results some additional work may be required in order to complete your installation safely and to the required standards. If this is the case, we will contact you well before the installation date and advise the cost of any required work. You can then continue with your installation, or alternatively we will refund you in full if you do not want to proceed.

Included in our standard installation is :
• Fitting of a single phase charge point to a brick or plaster wall or other suitable permanent structure
• Up to 10 metres of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity supply meter / distribution board and the charge point.
• Routing of the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm (20 inches) thick if this is needed.
• The fitting and testing of electrical connections and protections required for the charge point.
• An additional three way consumer unit, if required
• Installation of a Type A RCBO in an RCBO enclosure
• Up to 3 metres of plastic trunking to conceal interior wiring.
• An O-pen earth protection device if the charge point requires it. (This is NOT an earth rod)
• Up to 4 hours of labour from your installer to complete the work.
• Electrical testing of the whole installation.
• Handover and setup of the charge point and any app that may be needed.

Not included in our standard installation (additional work) :
• Where the installation requires additional cabling over and above the amount you have told us about.
• Upgrade/replacement of the main incoming supply fuse where the local DNO (eg Northern Powergrid) would need to attend site.
• If the charge point is to be mounted on a post/pedestal rather than an existing wall and where you have not selected a post as an extra cost option in your order.
• Installation of a charge point to a three phase supply.
• Where gas and water mains bonding (earthing) is not in place at your property. If this is not in place, additional work would be required before installation of the charge point.
• Any groundwork that has not been selected during the order process.

What else you need to know :
• On the day of installation, please ensure that the area around your consumer unit (fuse box), incoming electricity supply meter and proposed charge point location (including where the cable is expected to be run) is clear and free of obstructions.
• We will need your WiFi password as part of the installation process in order to connect your charge point to the internet. Please have this available for the installer. Details will not be kept.
• The charge point must be on your own designated off road parking.
• The charger will be fixed in line with current guidelines at a height where it cannot be hit by a vehicle.
• Our installers are not able to enter loft spaces; lift floorboards or flooring; take apart any furniture of work above a height of 2m. If you anticipate that any of this may be required, then please contact us and we can discuss in more detail and provide you with a quotation.
• Should there be extreme weather conditions our installers may not be able to continue with you installation if it is not safe to do so (for example flooding). They will always do their best to complete the work where they can.

If you have any questions then please contact our customer service team who will be happy to help. Please also read our terms and conditions.