Government OZEV Grants for EV Charging
Updated: Sep 23, 2021
Workplace Charging Scheme
Did you know the government will pay up to £350 per socket for you to introduce a maximum of 40 EV charging stations in your workplace?
The UK government will contribute up to 75% of the purchase and installation costs of EV charging points, up to £350 per socket with a maximum of 40 points across all sites for each applicant. If your application is successful, the UK government will issue a voucher that could see them pay up to £14,000 to install charging points in your workplace.
This is part of a push for greener roads in Britain, with the UK government aiming for 0 net emissions by 2050.
The voucher-based scheme is aimed at businesses, charities and public sector organisations who are looking to lead the way to become environmentally friendly.
You can apply for a grant today by contacting us at Beacon Power. Call us on 01822 610610 ext. 168 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) is an OZEV grant that provides a 75% contribution to the cost of one charge point and its installation. A grant cap is set at £350 (including VAT) per installation. The main requirement is that a person owns, leases, or has ordered a qualifying vehicle and has dedicated off-street parking at their property. A person may apply for 2 charge points at the same property if they have 2 qualifying vehicles.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme is a voucher-based grant for electric vehicle owners, run by the UK Government. The scheme will provide a 75% contribution to cover the cost of one EV charging point and its installation.
Beacon Power is an OZEV authorised installer and can install your home charging station in line with the government EVHS regulations.
According to the UK Government, you are eligible for this scheme if you:
You are to become a registered keeper of a new or second-hand eligible electric vehicle – note that the registered keeper is not necessarily the owner of a vehicle, but the person responsible for the car that pays for road tax and MOT
Your employer assigns you to a company car for at least 6 months
You lease an eligible vehicle for at least 6 months
You lease an eligible electric vehicle through a salary sacrifice scheme
You are named, by your employer, as the primary user of an eligible electric vehicle for at least 6 months
You have ordered an eligible electric vehicle
You own a vehicle on the eligible vehicles list
You own designated private off-street parking. This might be co-located with the property or separate from it. If the parking is separate, the customer must demonstrate that they are legally entitled to the parking space via the provision of land registry title deeds.
This OZEV grant is not available where the customer does not own the parking or have the sole legal right to it. This includes:
spaces shared with other properties
spaces that provide access routes to other properties
The parking must be suitable for a charge point installation (a survey before installation must be conducted by the installer). The parking must be able to permit an eligible vehicle to be charged safely. The customer must be able to access the parking space at all times.
You might not be eligible for this scheme if you:
have previously claimed against the Domestic Recharge Scheme
purchase a new charge point, even if it is for a new car that is not compatible with the old one
update an old charge point to a new one
want to claim against the cost of moving an existing charge point to a new property
Contact Beacon Power today to discuss your eligibility for OZEV grants, how to apply, and how to install your new EV chargers whether in your home or at your workplace.
On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme
The UK government is looking to improve the availability of electric vehicle charging in residential streets where off-street parking may not be available. This is part of an ambitious push to reach net 0 emissions by 2050, and transform the UK's roads into pollution-free, energy-saving highways.
The purpose of the scheme is to increase the availability of on-street chargepoints in residential streets where off-street parking is not available, thereby ensuring that on-street parking is not a barrier to realising the benefits of owning a plug-in EV.
The Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles (OZEV) has teamed up with Energy Saving Trust to release the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme, a program that could see an EV charging point installed along your street. This not only helps the residents who already own an EV but also encourages others to make the big switch and reduce their carbon footprint, and save (or even earn) money.
The Energy Saving Trust and the OZEV are encouraging local authorities to apply for the grant to improve their local electric vehicle charging infrastructure. There is no strict maximum or minimum project size, although projects must be deliverable within appropriate timeframes (project completion expected by 31 March 2023). The Energy Saving Trust provides free, impartial advice and guidance to local authorities throughout the UK surrounding the electric vehicle schemes run by OZEV.
The maximum OZEV will fund per chargepoint unit installation is £13,000. OZEV anticipates costs to be much lower than this in most cases, and funding above £7,500 per chargepoint will be limited to those cases where connection costs are particularly high. Local authorities will need to prove that they have thought through the financial side of their application, and they should expect their costs to be scrutinized as the OZEV looks to give grants to those who have proposed a cost-effective plan, and value for money. Full evidence of financial planning will include quotes, cost breakdowns, evidence of discussions with suppliers, and invoices (if available).
If you feel that your residential area is lacking in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and you'd like to look at your options for improving it, please contact us for a free consultation regarding the scheme and applications for on-street residential chargepoints.