The UK government, specifically the Office for Low Carbon Vehicles (OLEV) currently offers consumers a 75% contribution to the costand installation of a single home chargepoint up to a maximum of £500 per eligible vehicle.
The key features of the new scheme are as follows:
The scheme is open to individuals who:
An electric vehicle is eligible if it appears on the OLEV eligibility list for the Plug-in Car and Van Grants. A full list of eligible vehicles can be found at https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants/eligibility
In addition to being the registered keeper, leasing or have primary access to an electric vehicle you must have off street parking facilities suitable for chargepoint installation.
If you do not have off street parking, your Local Authority may be able to help via a central Government grant to install recharging infrastructure. More details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/137855/street-charging-plug-in-vehicles-guide.pdf
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme requires each grant claim to be accompanied by a form which includes a customer declaration. The customer declaration is an important part of the grant claim and any missing information will make the claim invalid and payment will not be made.
As the resident and registered keeper (or in some cases the lessee or primary user) you should read the form carefully to make sure you can answer all of the questions and provide all of the necessary evidence
Chargepoint installers are required to collect data on each charging event and to send anonymised summary data to OLEV, or its representatives, every quarter. Data handling is fully compliant with the provisions of the Data Protection Act. For each charging event, the following data will be collected: – Chargepoint ID – Start date and time – End date and time – Total energy drawn (kWh)
From the 1st of July 2019 eligible chargepoints will have to be 'smart'. This means chargepoints must be able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal.