If you are thinking of switching to an electric vehicle (EV) or already own one, you may be wondering how to charge it conveniently and affordably. One of the best ways to do that is to install an EV charging station at your home or workplace. Not only will this save you time and money, but it will also reduce your carbon footprint and support the transition to a greener economy.
However, installing an EV charging station can be a costly and complicated process. That’s why the UK government offers various grants and incentives to help you cover some of the costs and make it easier for you to access EV charging solutions. In this blog post, we will explain some of the main grant schemes available for EV charging stations and how ECC UK can help you apply for them and install them at your premises.
EV Chargepoint Grant for Homes
The EV chargepoint grant for homes provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing an electric vehicle smart chargepoint at your domestic property. It replaces the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and is available for eligible homeowners, tenants and landlords1. The grant can cover up to £350 per socket, up to a maximum of two sockets per household.
To qualify for the grant, you must have off-street parking, own or lease an eligible EV or have one on order, and use an approved installer such as ECC UK1. ECC UK can help you choose the best smart chargepoint for your needs, apply for the grant on your behalf, and install it at your home with minimal disruption.
EV Chargepoint Grant for Landlords
The EV chargepoint grant for landlords provides financial support to landlords to buy and install EV chargepoints at residential or commercial properties in the UK. The grant can be used across a number of properties or for just one property2. Landlords can receive up to 75% of the cost towards the purchase and installation of a chargepoint socket, limited to £350 per grant3.
To qualify for the grant, landlords must have off-street parking, provide evidence of current or future demand for EV charging from their tenants or customers, and use an approved installer such as ECC UK2. ECC UK can help you select the most suitable chargepoint socket for your property, apply for the grant on your behalf, and install it at your location with minimal disruption.
Other Grants and Incentives
Apart from the EV chargepoint grants for homes and landlords, there are other grants and incentives available for EV charging stations in the UK. For example:
- The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) provides funding of up to £350 per socket towards the cost of installing EV chargepoints at workplaces.
- The On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing EV chargepoints on residential streets where there is no off-street parking.
- The Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) provides a discount of up to £2,500 on the price of new eligible EVs.
- The Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG) provides a discount of up to £3,000 on the price of new eligible electric vans.
- The Plug-in Taxi Grant (PiTG) provides a discount of up to £7,500 on the price of new eligible electric taxis.
- The Plug-in Motorcycle Grant (PiMG) provides a discount of up to £1,500 on the price of new eligible electric motorcycles.
ECC UK can help you find out more about these grants and incentives and how to apply for them.
Installing an EV charging station at your home or workplace can be a smart and sustainable decision that can save you money and reduce your environmental impact. However, it can also be a costly and complicated process that requires professional guidance and support. That’s why ECC UK is here to help you. ECC UK is a tech services company that provides EV charging installations for businesses, hotels, schools, councils and more. We offer a range of EV charging solutions that suit your needs and budget. We also help you get government grants and incentives for installing EV charging stations at your premises. If you want to learn more about our services or get a free quote, please contact us today.