e-mobility fundingAs an approved installer 50five can access Government grants to bring down the cost of installing a brand new EV charger at your home. The schemes available can change so keep up to date with what is on offer!
The EV chargepoint grant (previously known as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme or EVHS) is the new Government grant scheme which allows qualifying applicants to claim funding towards the installation of Electrical Vehicle (EV) chargers. A grant of up to £350 is available per EV charger at qualifying households. From April 1st 2022 the qualifying rules changed to the below:
Building owners, including landlords and social housing providers
A grant of up to £350 per socket is available
A maximum grant up to £70,000 is permitted with a limit of 200 applications (sockets).
Applicants must be a registered business or public authority. If they are a private entity, they may be registered with Companies House, have a VAT registration, or be a private registered provider of social housing.
The property must have associated private parking. There is no limit as to how many charge point sockets can be installed in each property within the overall maximum grant available.
New build properties do not qualify for the grant.
Owners of apartment blocks
A grant of up to £30,000 is available per building
A limit of 30 applications is permitted per year per applicant.
The grant available per application will depend on how many parking bays can be provided with a charge point socket, a grant of up to £850 is available per bay
Grants of up to £500 per bay will also be provided for supporting infrastructure to allow a charge point to be installed at a later date. Applicants must be a registered business or a public authority. If they are a private entity, they may be registered with Companies House, have a VAT registration, or be a private registered provider of social housing
The property must have associated private parking. There is no limit as to how many charge point sockets can be installed in each property within the overall £30,000 grant per property
A minimum of five bays must be set aside for EV charging with at least one of which having a working charge point installed
The scheme will remain open to homeowners who live in flats & people in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties).
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints. The scheme is available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (excluding the Channel Islands and Isle of Man).
The WCS is run by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and administered by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
How it works
The WCS is open to businesses, charities and public sector organisations that meet the applicant and site eligibility criteria. The grant covers up to 75% of the total costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints (inclusive of VAT), capped at a maximum of:
£350 per socket
40 sockets across all sites per applicant – for instance, if you would like to install them in 40 sites, you will have 1 socket available per site
After applying using the online application form, successful applicants are issued with a unique identification voucher code by email, which can then be given to any OZEV-authorised commercial chargepoint installer.
Once the chargepoint(s) have been installed, the authorised installer can claim the grant from OZEV on the applicant’s behalf. The chargepoint installation must be completed and the voucher claimed within 6 months of the voucher’s issue date. Claims against expired vouchers will not be paid.
Installers must not charge applicants for the grant in advance of payment being made by OZEV. After OZEV reimburses your installer for the value of your voucher, this cost will be discounted from your final invoice.
If you apply for less than 40 sockets, you can submit additional applications in the future until you reach that limit. Special rules apply for linked enterprises.
Unfortunately as of April 1st 2022 homeowners (including people with mortgages) who live in single-unit properties such as bungalows and detached, semi-detached or terraced housing no longer qualify for the EVHS.
The new scheme is expected to end in March 2023 without renewal as the Government will be shifting its focus towards the 8 million households which currently do not qualify for the grant scheme.
Installations for single-unit properties need to have been completed by 31st March 2022 with claims submitted to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) by 30th April 2022.
Yes! The scheme will remain open to those who live in flats and people in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties).