To help private plug-in vehicle owners offset some of the upfront cost of the purchase and installation of a dedicated domestic recharging unit, the Government is running the Electric Vehicle Home charge Scheme.
Customers who are the registered keeper, lessee or have primary use of an eligible electric vehicle may receive up to 75% (capped at £500, inc. VAT) off the total capital costs of the ChargePoint and associated installation costs.
The key features of the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme are as follows:
- The grant is a 75% contribution towards the cost of one ChargePoint and its installation up to a maximum of £500 (including VAT) per household/eligible vehicle.
- Customers must provide evidence of keepership, lease, be named as the primary user of an eligible electric vehicle or have a vehicle on order in order to be able to qualify for the grant. A full list of eligible vehicles can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-grantsfor-low-emission-vehicles
- You can install your charge point up to four months ahead of getting your electric vehicle.
As well as Electric Vehicle Owners, the grant is also available too:
- Individuals who are assigned a company car for at least six months on or after 1 October 2016;
- Individuals who lease an eligible vehicle for at least six months on or after 1 October 2016;
- Individuals who have leased the vehicle as part of a salary-sacrifice
scheme from 1 October 2016 onwards;
- Individuals who are named by their employer as the primary user of an eligible electric vehicle for at least six months on or after 1 October 2016
You can download and read the full eligibility criteria from Gov.UK here. Alternatively, feel free to contact us and we’ll be able to advise on your circumstances.