Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\FacebookOpenGraph.xslt Chargemaster installs charging point at Highways England Dartford depot
Cookies on Businesscar

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Business Car website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookies at any time

BusinessCar magazine website email Awards mobile

The start point for the best source of fleet information

Chargemaster installs charging point at Highways England Dartford depot

Date: 09 June 2016   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Chargemaster has installed a rapid charger at Highways England's Dartford depot.

According to the firm, Highways England's point is one of 30,000 charging stations that Chargemaster has installed to Government organisations, businesses and consumers in the UK, while the company also operates a network of 4000 public charging points.

"We are keen to see a reduction in emissions on UK roads, and our new vehicles will help us realise this," Highways England's team manager Russell Bagshaw said.

A Highways England spokesman confirmed the Government department is taking on a number of ultra-low emission vehicles, but could not provide any more information at this time.

While the Government provides grants of up to £500 for private individuals to install charging points at their homes, grants are not currently available for businesses due to the need for an exemption to European state aid rules.

However, BusinessCar understands the Government is on the verge of introducing a grant for workplace charging points.

"We have been informed that there is likely to be a workplace charging grant established this summer by the Government," said David Martell, CEO of charging point manufacturer and operator Chargemaster.

"I'm told there will be an announcement in July," he added. "It hasn't been decided exactly how much the grant will be, but certainly there will be support by the Government for putting in charging points in work premises, which is particularly relevant to fleets."