OZEV grant funding explained
As the UK steers towards an electrified future for transport, OZEV (Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles) is strengthening its chargepoint grant funding to target a diverse range of businesses, end-users and properties.
The EVHS (Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme) will no longer apply to single-unit homeowners, whilst the WCS (Workplace Charging Scheme) will be diversified to help businesses across the UK implement charging infrastructure at their premises.
Grant funding for home electric vehicle charging points
Firstly, the EVHS supports electrical vehicle drivers with up to 75% of the cost towards purchasing and installing their chosen charging point. Historically, the grant funding was available for single-unit homeowners only, providing they had an eligible electric vehicle and sufficient off-street parking. However, from 1st April 2022, this is set to change to encourage the wider public to adopt greener and cleaner vehicles.
Rental property residents will benefit from a saving of £350 via the EVHS when purchasing and installing a charging point. Drivers will need to possess an eligible electric vehicle and have off-street parking facilities.
Landlords and social housing providers are eligible for £350 grant funding per socket. Although there is no limit to the number of charging sockets per property, applicants can only submit a maximum of 200 grant funding applications per year. This grant funding is applicable for single-unit (flats and houses) and multi-unit (apartment blocks) properties. Properties must have private parking spaces for residential use.
Grant funding for workplace electric vehicle charging points
The WCS enables businesses to implement electric vehicle charging infrastructure across their premises at a fraction of the cost by saving up to £14,000 with grant funding. The WCS will remain available for registered businesses, allowing business owners to install a maximum of 40 charging sockets across their premises.
Due to the accelerating growth of electric vehicle adoption, the WCS will now also be applicable for a variety of businesses.
Small accommodation businesses such as B&Bs and holiday lets will be eligible for up to £14,000 (£350 per charging socket) grant funding toward the purchase and installation of their charging points. Applicants must be a registered business, have private parking facilities and employ less than 250 employees. Small accommodation businesses can install up to a maximum of 40 charging sockets per property.
Charities can benefit from the WCS and claim up to £14,000 (£350 per charging socket) grant funding towards the purchase and installation of their charging points. The organisation must be a registered charity and must have off-street parking.
Landlords of commercially let properties are eligible for £350 grant funding per socket. Applicants can only submit a maximum of 100 grants per year. This grant funding is only available for landlords of commercially let properties that have parking dedicated for staff use or fleet use of the tenant or prospective tenant.
Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are eligible for £15,000 grant funding per building; there are no limits to how many sockets can be installed per building.
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