According to research, 40% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from households. UK citizens are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious and are seeking innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
The push to save our planet has been embraced by the UK Government too. The government announced that, in 2030, the sale of all new diesel and petrol vehicles will be banned, making electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a necessity for most UK citizens.
Prospective electric vehicle owners are often concerned about where they will charge their cars and how much an EV charge point installation will cost them.
The increase in public EV charging points, and home-based solutions, make owning an electric vehicle significantly more convenient. To further incentivise the use of electric vehicles, the UK Government has created the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS).
So how can the EVHS grant help you switch over to an electric vehicle? Below we discuss what the EVHS grant is and where to receive application support.
What is the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme Grant for EV Charger Installation?
The EVHS is a government grant that subsidises up to 75% or £350 of the cost of buying and installing a home EV charging unit.
The EVHS grant is paid directly by the government to your chosen supplier. You will not have to pay upfront costs to receive your home EV charger but will still have to pay for any shortfall between the grant and the unit’s total cost. For reference, the average total cost of a home-based EV charger is around £800.
Are You Eligible for Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme Grant?
The EVHS grant has strict requirements that you, your property, and your vehicle have to meet. To qualify for the EVHS grant, you must be the primary owner or leaseholder of an electric vehicle listed on the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) list of eligible vehicles.
You must have purchased the vehicle after the 1st of October 2016 and must be able to prove that you already own an eligible vehicle. If you do not yet own a vehicle, it must be delivered within four months of your EV charging point installation date. You must also have dedicated off-street parking, be a first time recipient of the grant, and have the charge point installed by an OLEV approved installer.
As of 2019, the EVHS grant only applies to smart EV chargers. Installing a smart EV charger is beneficial for homeowners as it future-proofs their properties. It also allows you to control your electric vehicle’s charging from your mobile device. You must meet all of these requirements for your grant application to be successful. It is in your best interest to seek application assistance from an OLEV-approved installation company, such as Applegarth.
Why Choose Applegarth To Assist With Your Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme Grant Grant Application?
Making sense of government grant applications and processes can be difficult. To simplify the process, it’s best to partner with an expert who is both experienced and accredited to provide the support you need. An unaccredited company could jeopardise the success of your current and future grant applications.
Applegarth is an OLEV-approved EV installation company that has assisted clients across the UK with expert EVHS application support. We specialise in all kinds of residential and commercial renewable energy installations. As an OLEV-authorised EV charge point installation company, we are familiar with all the EVHS grant details and can provide comprehensive support to our clients.
If you are ready to start your EVHS grant application, our team of experts can help. Get in touch with us today on 0151 649 8350 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our experienced team members look forward to assisting you.