The popularity of electric vehicles has grown and grown over the last few years. Battery technology has improved meaning that the distance that you can now travel between charges has significantly improved.
The greatest advantage is however the reduction in emissions (figures suggest a reduction of around 40% CO2) compared to a conventional petrol or diesel powered vehicle. There are also some significant financial incentives to running an electric vehicle too which include:
- No road Fund Licence or company car tax if the cost of the electric vehicle is below £40,000
- No additional emissions charge in congestion zone (London)
- Plug-in Grant and EV home charge service grants are available
- Possibility of free parking in some areas
- The advantage of overnight charging on cheaper energy tariffs (eg Economy 7)
- Petrol pence per mile starts at over 12p, Electric Vehicles can be as low as 2p per mile
Being are partnered with Fast Amps for the supply of OZEV approved electric vehicle charge points, you can expect the highest quality and a range to fulfil all budgets and requirements. So whether it’s a home electric vehicle charge point or you need multiple charge points for a business carpark, contact us today to discuss your electric vehicle charging needs.
Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Grant for Renters and Flat Owners
There are grants available through the government funded EV Charge Point Grant Scheme. The grant is set at a 75% contribution (maximum £350 including VAT).
You can apply for this grant if you either own or live in a flat or rent any residential property (this includes properties under the shared ownership scheme).
You must own an eligible vehicle and your home must have its own private off-street parking space.
Workplace Charging Scheme
The Workplace Charging Scheme is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle chargepoints, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.
The scheme offers a contribution of up to 75% of the purchase and installation costs to a maximum of £350 per socket and is limited to a maximum of 40 outlets across all sites for each applicant.
Applicants must have dedicated off street parking for staff.
Electric Vehicle Chargepoint and Infrastructure Grants for Landlords
There are two grants you can get for installing chargepoints for electric vehicles at a property you own. The first is an electric vehicle chargepoint grant and the second is an electric vehicle infrastructure grant.
You can use an infrastructure grant and a chargepoint grant on the same property.
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets
This grant is for small and medium-sized businesses and gives you money off the cost of wider building and installation work that are needed to install multiple chargepoint sockets.
The work can be for sockets you want to install now and in the future. For example, an EV infrastructure grant can cover things like wiring and posts.
The grant covers 75% of the cost of the work, up to a maximum of £15,000. You can get up to £350 per chargepoint socket installed and up to £500 per parking space enabled with supporting infrastructure.
You can receive up to 5 grants across 5 different sites.