Applegarth Engineering are an OLEV approved EV charge point installer. The Office For Low Emission Vehicles, known as OLEV, is a Goverment department. One of OLEV’s main objectives is to improve EV charge point infrastructure and access to electric vehicles in the UK.
To encourage the use and uptake of electric cars the OLEV has made grant funding available to help reduce the installation costs of EV charge points. Grant funding from the Office For Low Emission vehicles is currently available through the following schemes:
- Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme
- Workplace Chargepoint Scheme
- Off-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme
Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme
The ‘Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme’ provides grant funding of up to 75% of the cost of installing an EV charge point, up to the cost of £500. To be eligible for the scheme you must meet the required criteria.
Do I qualify for the electric vehicle homecharge scheme?
To be eligible for the electric vehicle homecharge scheme you must meet the following criteria:
- Your home must have off-street parking
- You must have an eligible electric vehicle
- You must of purchased the electric vehicle after the 1st of April 2015
- If the vehicle is on lease you must of had it for a minimum of six months
- Your EV charge point must be installed by an OLEV approved installer
Workplace Chargepoint Scheme
The ‘Workpace Chargepoint Scheme’ is a Government grant, for workplace EV Chargers, provided by the Office For Low Emission Vehicles. The aim of the grant is to support businesses who are considering installing EV Chargers, at their workplace, for their employees or customers. The grant provides £300 off the cost of purchasing and installing a single socket EV Charger. You are able to claim the grant for up to a maximum of 20 charging points (20 single socket or 10 double socket charge points).
Do I qualify for the workplace chargepoint scheme?
The ‘Workplace Chargepoint Scheme’ is available to any business, charity or public authority. To qualify for the scheme you must have off-street parking. The EV Charger must also be installed by an OLEV approved installer.
On-Street Residential Charge Point Scheme
The ‘On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme’ provides grant funding for local authorities, towards the cost of installing on-street residential charge points for electric vehicles. The aim of the grant is to provide charging infrastructure to people who don’t have access to off-street parking. The scheme provides up to £7,500 towards an EV Charger.
How does a local authority qualify for the scheme?
To qualify for the scheme the local authority must have explicit support of the Highways Authority. The local authority must prove there is existing demand in the area, or explain the reason why they want to install an EV charger on that street. The EV Charge points must be placed in residential areas that lack off-street parking, with pay-as-you-go access and be able to provide data to OLEV (Office For Low Emission Vehicles) for 3 years.