Recent reports show that the UK now has more charging stations than fuel stations, as of August 2019 there are 9,300 EV charging locations compared to 8,400 fuel stations. This is set to increase as the Government has doubled its funding for the installation of electric vehicle chargers on UK streets to £10m.
The Electric Vehicle Revolution
We’re currently undergoing a revolution – an electric vehicle revolution. It’s underway across Europe with the UK leading the front running pack of Norway, France, Germany and The Netherlands.
This was evident in Boris Johnson’s decision to pull the planned ban on new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars forward from 2040 to 2035. The decision was influenced by experts, who critiqued the original date of 2040 as being too little too late if they wanted to achieve their target of becoming net zero by 2050.
The plan was revealed in November as part of a launch event for a United Nations climate summit, Boris has since highlighted that 2020 would be a “defining year of climate action” for the planet.
Pollution from vehicle emissions is a serious concern for the future of our planet. Vehicle exhausts output a wide range of harmful gases and solid matter, causing global warming and long term damage to human health.
Fortunately, there is a real change in how we view climate change as a society. The Corporate perspective of environmental sustainability has moved away from just another ‘tick-box’ exercise, towards becoming an integral part of their business plans. Evidence of this can be seen in the actions of major UK companies such as Sainsbury’s, and those of large scale cooperation’s as the Bank of America who’ve recently announced their achievement of carbon neutrality one year ahead of schedule.
Why Should You Invest In EV Charging Points?
The time to buy is now. Reports show that the electric car market saw a real boost in popularity as the sale of electric vehicles had risen by 144% per cent in 2019, as diesel cars continue to decline in popularity.
Being able to provide electric vehicle charging points for your staff, visitors and customers shows that your business is actively contributing towards creating a sustainable environment for the future. In our recent post, we highlighted the need for “real net zero”, and how having something tangible on site that your potential customers can see and touch is the easiest way to showcase your concern for the environment.
We’ve installed numerous electric charging points at various sites for major companies across the UK. Providing electric charging points to your staff and visitors is a great way to boost your brand image while contributing to the development of a sustainable environment.
Get in touch today to see how we can help your business become greener.