NHSBT wishes to encourage the use of Electric Vehicles (EV) amongst our colleagues, therefore Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) will start to appear in our centres.
The main advantage to using EVs is the low running costs. A full charge will cost around £2-4 and will give a typical range of 100 miles. By way of comparison, driving 100 miles in a petrol or diesel car will typically cost around £10-13. This could lead to a saving of around £100 for every 1,000 miles driven (depending on the performance of your vehicle).
Other benefits of EVs include:
- Helping to meet our 2015-25 Sustainability Strategy requirements
- Zero exhaust emissions
- No Vehicle Excise Duty (Road Tax) payments
- Parking and charging stations in many locations across the country
- 100% discount from the London Congestion Charge
Electric Vehicle Charging Points
To help NHSBT employees that have made the move to electric vehicles, several centres have had EVCPs installed. Currently these are:
The use of these charging points will be monitored and assessed to inform decision making on whether to expand to other NHSBT centres.
The agreed price for employees is 15p per KwH of Electricity. This is extremely good value, given that the average UK cost is 15.27p per KwH.
For help on using the charging points please see the Electronic Vehicle Charging Points User Guide.