Fulcrum supports business premises & retail parks to benefit from new EV charging grants

30 Mar 2022

Fulcrum, the leading independent net-zero focused multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, has welcomed the introduction of new government grants that are aimed at increasing EV charging facilities in locations such as business premises and retail parks.

From April 1, 2022, business owners, landlords, as well as business and retail park operators, can benefit from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles’ Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS), which reduces the cost of purchasing and installing charging stations.

SMEs can access grants of up to £350 per socket towards the cost of a charging station, with a maximum of 40 grants per business available.

Owners of commercially let properties can access the same grants to install charging points for employee or fleet use of current, or future, business tenants with a limit of 100 applications per year per applicant.

Additional support is available for SME business park and retail park operators, with grants of up to £15,000 available per building towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charging points, with a maximum of five grants available. 

Fulcrum, which delivers energy infrastructure to power the UK’s net-zero future, including the EV charging network, can help companies access the grants, and discount them from the new infrastructure costs, as part of its full turn-key charging solution.

The company provides an end-to-end service with all aspects of the project undertaken by its team of in-house EV specialists.  This includes designing and installing all the electrical infrastructure needed to provide a complete EV charging solution, from connection to the electricity network and the installation and powering up of new charging stations.

Indi Gosal, head of EV charging at Fulcrum, said: “These grants will help make installing EV charge points a more viable option for both individual SMEs and those operating business parks and retail locations.  

“In close collaboration with businesses, we can help them access and utilise these grants to deliver the complete charging solution, from design to installation, which will meet current requirements, but with scope to futureproof their EV charging capacity as electric vehicle usage grows.

“We have been working with businesses, electricity network operators and charging point providers, building on our existing utility infrastructure capabilities and experience, to play a key role in driving the electric revolution. Creating a robust and comprehensive charging network is fundamental to increasing the adoption of EVs and helping the country achieve its net-zero ambitions.”