Support to purchase an electric vehicle for work

Alongside the charity Global Action Plan and Buckinghamshire Council, we are supporting large businesses that want to purchase an electric vehicle (EV).

The Buckinghamshire EV Project has been established by Buckinghamshire Council to guide businesses through a smooth transition to electric vehicles and more sustainable travel.

It all starts with a simple, informal chat

To get started on your transition to electric vehicles, book a free consultation with an EV expert by emailing: Keith.Cotton@globalactionplan.org.uk

This will be an informal chat to get you started.

The support is aimed at businesses with more than 100 employees.

Real energy savings for real businesses

Aylesbury-based ESRI was one of the first organisations to get involved in the Buckinghamshire EV Project. Gary Lockwood, Financial Controller at ESRI, explains:

“When we engaged in the Buckinghamshire EV project, we initially thought it would complement our net zero commitments.

"Now, we realise that there are many other advantages as well, including understanding how our company has contributed to a reduction in air pollution to the benefit of the local population.

"We are pleased to say we have now transitioned 43 company vehicles over to EVs and our average vehicle CO2 emissions have dropped from 110g/km to 11g/km in just 3 years.”

Have questions about electric vehicles?

To get started on your transition to electric vehicles, why not book an informal chat with Keith Cotton from Global Action Plan?

Global Action Plan have compiled a guide to EVs for employers and employees, complete with information on:

  • Why you should switch to an electric vehicle
  • Support available to help purchase or lease an EV 
  • Tax benefits for switching to an EV 
  • Support for EV charging

Download the guide here >

Tell Bucks Council what support you need with electric vehicles

Buckinghamshire Council is working with Global Action Plan to understand how people in the county travel to and from work.

Buckinghamshire Council is committed to tackling climate change and has set a date to achieve net carbon zero for Buckinghamshire by 2050. They are keen to support local businesses and their employees, so learning about your travel needs will go some way to ensuring sustainable infrastructure and services are introduced.

They have created an Electric Vehicle Employer Survey, which only takes three minutes to complete.

The answers collected will help to build an understanding of businesses’ transport and employee travel needs, in particular, the needs of those that drive electric vehicles, or those that are interested in driving electric vehicles in 2022 and beyond.

Take the short survey here >

Workplace Charging Scheme

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

Learn more about the Workplace Charging Scheme >

#NetZeroBucks

Visit the Net Zero Buckinghamshire webpage to discover more information and resources to help in the pursuit of net zero in Buckinghamshire and beyond.

The Buckinghamshire EV Project is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Learn more about electric vehicle support in Bucks on the Buckinghamshire Council website.

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