Electric Car Charge Point Grants Explained

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If you live in the United Kingdom and own or are thinking of buying an electric car, you need to know about Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) government grants. They could help cover the cost of installing a charge point at your home.  There is also a Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) that provides funding to pay towards the installation of charge points in the workplace.

Electric vehicles are cheaper, greener alternatives to petrol or diesel cars – but they can be expensive upfront in particular, to buy Electric Car Charge Points, otherwise known as EV charge points. The government has introduced a new Electric Car Charge Point grant scheme that will help you purchase electric vehicle charge points.

Find out here about the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) and how to apply for these grants.

What are Electric Car Charge Point grants?

Electric Car Charge Point grants are available as part of the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).

These grants have been introduced throughout the UK as part of wider efforts by government organisations such as BEIS, Transport Scotland and Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The Electric Car Charge Point grants are designed to discourage people from buying petrol-fuelled cars, and to opt instead for electric vehicles which release fewer pollutants into the environment and are significantly cheaper to run.

The grants will pay for up to 75% of the installation of one chargepoint at home, up to £350. This can be applied once per qualifying vehicle. You can apply for 2 chargers from this programme if you have two qualified vehicles at home that need charging points. Workplaces can apply for up to a maximum of 40 across all sites.

How do I apply for an Electric Car Charge Point grant?

To check if you qualify for an Electric Car Charge Point grant, just enter your postcode and then answer some quick questions on our website. We will let you know how much money would be awarded and what contribution you would need to pay.

You can only apply for these grants from organisations registered with Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles or OZEV as an Electric Car Charge Point grant scheme installer. The Eco Providers UK is registered for the scheme and can help you install an EV charge point in your home or workplace at the best possible price and help you access this free funding.

What is the process of applying for an Electric Car Charge Point grant?

The application process is very straightforward, and in most cases, the online application process will take only a few minutes.

You’ll need to apply for Electric Car Charge Point grant with an installer who has OZEV authorisation to offer Electric Car Charge Point grants under Workplace Charging Scheme or as part of the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

To find out if you are eligible and apply for an Electric Vehicle Charge Point Electric Car Charge Point grant, you can visit https://www.ecoproviders.co.uk/electric-vehicle-charging-ev

Once you have filled in the short form, you’ll be contacted to progress your application. There is no obligation on you to install an Electric Vehicle Charge Point until you have had the free no obligation survey. We’ll report back after the survey and will check if there are any other grants that you might be entitled to.

Where can I find out more about Electric Car Charge Point grants?

For more information about Electric Car Charge Point grants, please visit our website or call us on 0330 058 0236. You can also find out more on the Government website at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/electric-vehicle-chargepoint-and-infrastucture-grant-guidance-for-installers

The Government has invested £400 million in funding for charge point infrastructure, as part of its Road to Zero strategy.

FAQs on Electric Car Charge Point grants

1. How do I know if I have the right Electric Vehicle to qualify for the Electric Car Charge Point grant?

All vehicles approved as ultra-low emission vehicles by the Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles are eligible.

2.  Do all electric car drivers qualify for a home charger Electric Car Charge Point grant?

You’ll need to own a qualifying vehicle to qualify for the scheme. You must not have claimed the grant previously or claimed a grant through the previous Domestic Recharge Scheme, unless it is the second eligible vehicle at your home.

3. How do I find an eligible Electric Car Charge Point and installer?

Visit our website at https://www.ecoproviders.co.uk/electric-vehicle-charging-ev and fill in the short form.

4. Is the electric vehicle home charge Electric Car Charge Point grant available upfront, or do I have to pay for installation and claim the money back?

Once all the relevant paperwork is completed, an authorised Electric Car Charge Point installer will claim 75% on your behalf. You will need to agree on how you meet the remaining cost with the installer before the work is carried out.

5. Is there a limit to the number of EV chargers I can claim for?

A maximum of two EV chargers at a single domestic property can be applied for providing there are two eligible vehicles. For workplace grants, a maximum of forty EV charge points can be installed across all sites.

You can find more information by visiting https://www.ecoproviders.co.uk/electric-vehicle-charging-ev or call us on 0330 058 0236.

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