FAQs

FAQs

Do you have a question about electric vehicle charging or the OLEV grant? Hopefully you will find the answer here but if not, give us a call 0330 666 0100.

Up until now, te OLEV grant was set at £500 for homes and businesses but for all installations taking place on or after 1st April 2020, the grant for these schemes will be set at £350 towards the cost of purchase and installation of a chargepoint at home through the electric vehicle homecharge scheme, and £350 towards a chargepoint socket at work through the workplace charging scheme.

The change in the grant will enable twice as many people to benefit from a grant (from 30,000 to 57,000 under the EVHS). This will support the expected increase in the update of electric vehicles.

The government is also pleased to announce 2 further changes of:

  • we are extending who can benefit from the EVHS scheme to include larger electric motorbikes. Currently only electric cars and vans are eligible
  • we are addressing the needs of businesses by doubling the number of sockets allowed under the workplace charging scheme from 20 to 40

To read the full report, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/update-on-the-infrastructure-grants-schemes

Category: Grant funding

The Workplace Charging Scheme or WCS, is a voucher-based scheme designed to provide eligible applicants with support towards the costs of the purchase and installation of EV charge points. Contributions are limited to 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £350 for each socket, up to a maximum of 40 across all sites for each applicant.

You can apply for the scheme using the online application portal. If your eligibility check is successful, you will be issued a unique identification voucher code via email which you then pass to us prior to the installation date.

WCS vouchers are valid for four months, therefore installation must be completed within this time.  Vouchers will be issued confirming eligibility, but please be aware that until you receive a unique identification voucher code, there is no guarantee that you will receive the grant.

Category: Grant funding

The OLEV grant scheme offers eligible customers £350 off the cost of an electric vehicle charge point installation at home. You can claim for up to 2 charge points per household per eligible vehicle.

To qualify for the OLEV grant you must meet the following criteria:

  • Your electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle is on the eligible vehicles list
  • You have taken keepership of a new or second hand eligible vehicle on or after 1 October 2016
  • You have ordered an eligible vehicle (proof required)
  • You are leasing an eligible vehicle for at least six months
  • You have been assigned a company car for at least six months on or after 1 October 2016
  • You have leased the vehicle as part of a salary-sacrifice scheme from 1 October 2016 onwards
  • You have off-street parking

If you are eligible for the grant, we will do all the paperwork for the claim on your behalf once your new charge point is installed.

OLEV grant scheme

Category: Grant funding

The Electric Vehicle Homecharging Scheme (EVHS) is a government grant provided by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to help with the cost of supply and installation of  charging points in homes for people with electric cars or plug-in hybrid vehicles. Eligibility criteria apply.

  • The EVHS provides up to 75% towards the cost of purchasing & installing a home electric vehicle charging point, which equates to £350.
  • The grant is available for most electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • You can claim one EV charge point per eligible vehicle, and up to two EV charging points per household.

If you meet the eligibility criteria as set out by OLEV, we as authorised installers will apply on your behalf. All you need to do is complete some paperwork and provide evidence of keepership/lesseseship such as a V5 or contract/leasing documents, or if the vehicle is leased through your place of work, a letter from your company.

Category: Grant funding

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