Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity with the registered number of cars expected to reach the 100,000 mark later this year. Technological developments mean that electric cars are beginning to travel more than 300 miles on a single charge too which has increased their appeal.
Most car manufacturers have at least one electric vehicle in their range and are making considerable investment in furthering the technology. This is unsurprising since industry experts predict that electric vehicles will supersede traditional combustion engine powered vehicles by as soon as 2025.
The government are also are encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles to help reduce their carbon emission targets. Grants are now available to help with the cost of installing charge points. To be eligible, any install needs to be carried out by a certified installers such as ourselves.
Administered by the Office of Low Vehicle Emissions (OLEV), applications for charge point grants are made through the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) for businesses and the Electric Vehicle Homecharge scheme (EVHS) for domestic properties.
The WCS provides businesses with the opportunity to recoup the cost of up to £300 per charge point install up to a maximum of 20 sockets across all of their sites. The EVHS provides funding for up to 75% of the cost of a charge point, which is capped at £500 per installation. All grants are available subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.
We work alongside some of the leading charge point manufacturers including Rolec and Viridian. For more on suitable products or eligibility for the grant schemes, please get in touch.
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