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Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Funding: What’s Available?

24 May 2023

Electric Vehicles are on the rise, and for good reason. With their reduced environmental impact and cheaper maintenance costs, they can be a long term eco-conscious investment.

And, while their upfront costs might be more expensive than standard Internal Combustion Engine cars, there are a range of government grants available to offset these costs.

Want to save money on your Chargepoint installation? Read more to find out how!

Do you:

  • Own a property with more than 10 parking spaces?
  • Run an organisation with 249 employees or less?
  • Want to explore which options are relevant to you?

If so, then this is the guide for you.

Read on to find out more about some of the OZEV grants you can take advantage of!

  • EV Chargepoint Grant for Landlords – Residential and Commercial Properties
  • Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks
  • Workplace charger scheme
  • Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets

Electric vehicle chargepoint grant for landlords – residential and commercial properties

The EV Chargepoint Grant was created to replace the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) on the 1st of April 2022. It relates to funding for the purchase and installation of EV Chargepoints. With it, you can get up to £350 per socket and £500 per parking space with supporting infrastructure, or up to 75% off the cost to buy and install an EV charger, up to a limit of £15,000 per grant.

For those that own multiple properties, you can receive funding for up to 100 grants each financial year for commercial properties, and 200 for residential properties.

To be eligible for this grant, you must:

  • Be a small to medium sized business (SME), with no more than 249 employees
  • Be a UK registered company, charity, or public sector organisation
  • Have a minimum of 5 clearly defined, off-street parking spaces

You can read more about the EV Chargepoint Grant here.


Infrastructure grant for residential car parks

This grant applies to those renting, leasing, or managing a multi-tenancy residential property. For this, charging infrastructure must be installed in at least 5 parking spaces, with a minimum of 1 active charger with cabling and chargepoint installed. The rest can have passive infrastructure, which just have the cabling for the chargepoint installed, but not the charge point itself.

For this, you can claim up to £30,000 or 75% off the installation cost. You can only claim one grant per building. This includes:

  • Up to £500 per passive parking space
  • Up to £300 per active parking space

Read more about the Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks here.


Workplace charger scheme

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that supports eligible applicants with the purchase and installation costs of electric vehicle chargepoints.

This scheme is open to businesses, charities, and public sector organisations, and covers up to 75% of the total costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints, capped at a maximum of £350 per socket and 40 sockets across all sites per applicant.

To be eligible for the WCS, applicants must:

  • Be a registered business, charity, or public sector organisation
  • Have clearly marked off-street parking for staff/fleet use only
  • Have their chargepoints installed by an OZEV approved installer – like the BES Group
  • Apply for a digital voucher and present it to your chosen installer

Find out more about the Workplace Charging Scheme here.


Infrastructure grant for staff and fleets

For those with small and medium sized business with 249 employees or less, there’s the Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleet. This grant helps to support SMEs with the installation of infrastructure they need for chargepoints, both now and in the future.

This grant is capped at £15,000 per building and will supply up to £500 for passive and an addition £350 for active infrastructure per parking space. For this, you must install infrastructure for a minimum of 5 private off-street parking spaces, with at least one active chargepoint. These chargepoints must be for exclusively staff or fleet use.

You can find out more about the Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets here.


The BES Group offering

We’re proud to say that the BES Group is a registered installer with the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). This means we’re the experts when it comes to dealing with customer needs, with a government stamp of approval to show for it. Because of this, you and your business could be eligible to take advantage of the grants detailed above and benefit from a reduction in upfront installation costs. To be eligible for these grants, you must have the charge point installation carried out by an OZEV-approved electrician.

If you aren’t sure what funding options you could be eligible for, we offer a free initial consultation, where one of our specialists will answer any questions and explore what grants are most suitable for you.

We aren’t just OZEV-approved, we also work in partnership with electric vehicle charger manufacturers. This means that we’ll only ever supply you with the perfect OZEV approved charger for you, based on your site requirements and preferences.

What’s more, we offer a complete, project-managed, end-to-end service that covers everything from the first consultation, all the way through to ongoing maintenance and servicing once your charger has been installed.

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