In September 2021, the UK government released more information about how electric vehicle (EV) drivers are set to benefit from up to £50 million to install EV chargepoints. There will be increased support, via the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), for people in flats and rented accommodation, so that they can also enjoy the benefits of (EVs).
Hopefully, this will help more people to make the switch in areas where they are discouraged by limited charging facilities.
These changes will be supported by a new digital platform for OZEV chargepoint grants. This platform is currently in development, but the government intend it to be ready for early 2022 to coincide with the new services launch.
Key highlights of the updated Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)
For people living in either a flat or rental accommodation:
- There will be up to £350 available towards the cost of installing a chargepoint
- Only one application permitted per person
- The applicant must have a qualifying EV and their property must have dedicated off-street parking
Non-resident building owners (fore example landlords and social housing providers) will be allowed to apply for an EVHS grant:
- Up to £350 will be available per socket, with a limit of 200 applications per year per applicant
- The applicant must be either a registered business with Companies House, have VAT registration, a registered provider of social housing, or a public authority
- The property must have associated private parking
- There is no limit as to how many chargepoint sockets can be installed in each property
- There will provide additional help for owners of apartment blocks to chargepoints with up to £30,000 available per building towards the cost of installation, with a limit of 30 applications per year per applicant
For the full information relating to the updated terms of EVCS please refer to the UK government document.
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