What Electric Vehicle (EV) Grants Are Available?

The aim to stop the manufacture of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 is gathering speed, and the Government is moving forward with plans to get as many people to lower their carbon footprint as possible. These EV incentives take many different forms, including grants and road tax deductions. But whilst the focus is being paid to the purchase of EVs and hybrids, are there enough vehicle charging points?

Our battery storage EV chargers are the optimal alternative to on-grid destination chargers, especially in more remote locations. Electric vehicle charging points are available across the country, and demand is increasing by the day. Therefore, we need to put this momentum into supplying sufficient enough chargers, and ensuring that everyone is in the loop. 

Plug-in Grants

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has introduced a range of grants in order to encourage more people to go green. There are grants towards the cost of eligible vehicles; ranging from £4,500 for cars with less than 50g/km of CO2 and over 70 miles of zero emissions range to £2,500 for cars with between 50g/km to 75g/km of CO2 and a 10 to 69 mile range. Van grants cover 20% of the cost up to £8,000, and with motorcycles, you can get up to £1,500. 

These grants provide drivers with the incentive of driving an electric vehicle, whether that be purchase or electric. Also, zero emission EV’s are completely free on road tax, making it another monthly payment you don’t have to worry about. By providing fast charging points to more remote locations, we can encourage people to look towards EVs and hybrids, and we fully believe that EV charging stations are the way forward.

Workplace and Home Charging Scheme

If you’re a business looking towards installing an EV charging network onto your premises, the workplace charging scheme is a voucher-based initiative that gives support to the upfront costs of the purchase and installation. Contributions are limited to £300 for each socket, and a maximum of 20 across all sites involved. For more information, please visit OLEV on their website.

Most newbuild homes nowadays come already installed with an EV chargepoint station, but some may need to have one fitted. If you find yourself in the latter category, the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme will provide a grant of 75% towards the cost of installation. This is up to £500 in domestic properties. 

Residential Scheme For Vehicle Charging Points

Some people may be able to access charge at home, but not off-street. This is in more off-grid areas, and can be a problem as more people opt for an electric car. The residential charging scheme is a funding source for local authorities to increase the availability of the charging infrastructure for anyone who doesn’t have access to off-street parking. It is available for 75% of the capital cost of obtaining and installing a chargepoint up to a maximum price of £7,500. 

Our Electric Vehicle Charging Points

By providing battery storage portable chargers, we can bring power to off-the-grid locations, decreasing range anxiety and allowing more people to travel long distances. To find out more about our services, please give us a call on 0800 702 2661. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form for a quote.