Almost half (48%) of UK employers have already installed workplace EV charge points, while a third (32%) are planning to invest in charging infrastructure over the next 12 months, new research suggests.

The study, by Drax Electric Vehicles, also revealed that the overwhelming majority (91%) with workplace EV charge points, plan to expand their infrastructure over the next five years.

When asked for the reasons for investing, more than half (60%) of respondents said they were motivated by the general shift towards EVs and the need for their business to keep pace.

Almost a third (31%) said that they believe the world is moving towards electric driving, while just over a fifth (22%) said there has been an increase in EVs across their company car fleet.

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Drax questioned 400 senior decision-makers across a range of sectors for its research, with many respondents saying that the associated benefits of switching to electric was also a leading factor behind the decision to invest.

The most frequently cited benefits were “sustainability”, “cost savings” and “positive impact on reputation”.

However, the findings show that cost is still the main barrier to adoption, with half (51%) of businesses citing this as their primary barrier.

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