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e-mobility funding

As 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!
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EV chargepoint grant

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

Exceptions

  • The scheme will remain open to homeowners who live in flats & people in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties).

FAQ's

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).

You can find the fully updated list of eligible vehicles here.