EV Charge Point Installers
From 2030, new petrol and diesel vehicles will no longer be sold. For many of us, the next vehicle we buy will be electric. The problem? You need a way to charge your vehicle on a regular basis.
If you’re a homeowner, that means you’re likely considering a residential EV charge point installation. Or if you’re a business owner, you may want to invest in EV charge points to make a statement about company values regarding the environment.
But most of you will be unfamiliar with the process of EV charge point installation, so let’s run you through some of the basics.
How Much Does EV Charge Point Installation Cost?
There is no specific answer to this question because there are so many different types of chargers. Some cost less than £500, others closer to £1,000. But when you consider that you could save around £1,400 a year on fuel by switching from petrol to electric if you cover 10,000 miles per annum (you can save more if you’re a more frequent traveller), you can recover the cost of your new charger within a few months.
Better yet, the UK government is currently offering grants through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme, which can bring the installation costs of EV chargers down significantly.
What is the OLEV Grant?
This government-backed scheme currently offers homeowners a grant of up to 75% of a new EV charge point’s cost, with a maximum contribution of £350. Therefore, you could potentially pay as little as £100 out of your pocket to install a home charge point, with the national average being in the region of £450.
For businesses and commercial installations, the terms are slightly different. In these instances, the grant allows up to the cost of £300 per charge point for up to a maximum of 20. The OLEV grant is available for most electric and plugin hybrid cars, but there are a number of additional requirements.
What Do I Need to Apply for EV Charge Point Installation Support?
To qualify for a contribution towards installing your EV charge point homeowners and businesses must:
- Have the EV charge point installed by an OLEV-approved installer
- Own a vehicle eligible under the scheme
- Be the registered owner or leaseholder of an electric vehicle
- Have off-street parking
- Ensure the EV charger is placed a reasonable distance (approx. 10m) of the electricity distribution board.
I Want to Apply for an EV Charge Point Installation for my Home or Business, How Do I Get Started?
The process to secure an OLEV grant is relatively straightforward, but you may need help from an OLEV-approved installer such as ourselves. We can walk you through the OLEV grant application process and advise you of the best type of EV charger for your property.
We have been installing EV charge points across Liverpool, the Wirral, Manchester, Cheshire, North Wales, and beyond for almost a decade. We spend each day helping new customers to reduce their impact on the environment, improve air quality, and enjoy the convenience of home and office charging.
So whether you are a business or a homeowner, if you want to apply for a majority-funded EV charge point installation, speak to the experts at Applegarth today.
Get In Touch
If you are interested in having an EV Charger installed or have any questions then call us on 0151 649 8350. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com. You can also apply for an EV Charger installation using our OLEV Grant application form. We install EV Charge points across Wirral, Liverpool, Merseyside & Chester.