From discounts on new electric cars to grants for installing charging points, there are many options available to help you make the switch
Electric vehicles (EVs) have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their eco-friendliness and cost savings. However, the initial cost of purchasing an electric vehicle and installing a charging point can be a barrier for many people. Luckily, the UK government offers various grants to make the transition to electric cars more affordable. In this article, we’ll discuss the different government grants available for EV vehicles and charging points in the UK.
The Plug-In Car Grant is available for all-electric cars and certain hybrid cars that meet the required standards. The grant provides a discount of up to £2,500 off the cost of a new electric car. The grant is applied at the point of purchase, so the discount is already factored into the price of the vehicle.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) is a grant that provides up to 75% off the cost of installing a home charging point. The maximum grant amount is £350, and the scheme is available to anyone who owns or leases an electric car. The installation must be carried out by an approved installer.
The Workplace Charging Scheme is available to businesses and organizations that want to install charging points for their employees or visitors. The scheme provides up to £350 per charging point for up to 40 charging points per business. The installation must be carried out by an approved installer.
The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) is a grant that provides up to 75% off the cost of installing on-street charging points for residential areas. The grant is available to local authorities in the UK to help fund the installation of chargepoints for residents who do not have off-street parking.
In addition to the grant for businesses and organizations to install charging points, the Workplace Charging Scheme also provides up to £14,000 per business for the installation of new chargepoints at workplaces.
The Energy Saving Trust (EST) Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme provides up to £350 towards the cost of installing a home charging point for electric vehicles. This grant is available to homeowners and landlords in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
If you’re interested in making the transition to an electric vehicle, make sure to research the different grants available to see which ones you are eligible for or contact us for more information.
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Yes, you can claim multiple grants if you meet the eligibility criteria for each scheme.
No, the grants are only available for new electric vehicles.
To apply for the grants, you will need to visit the website of the grant provider and follow the application process. The application process varies for each scheme.