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Changes coming to the electric car charger grant

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant is coming to an end for homeowners.

Since the EVHS grant was first introduced in 2014, it has offered thousands of homeowners across the UK the opportunity to receive a discount of 75% (up to £350) off the cost of purchasing and installing their electric car home charger. However, the scheme is now coming to an end for most homeowners.

The changes to the government’s home charging point grant are expected to come in March 2022 and will be reworked to encourage those living in flats, people in rental accommodation, landlords and developers to install electric vehicle (EV) charge points.

Claims for the grant must be submitted by 30th April 2022. Beyond this date, there will be no financial support from the government for EV drivers who want to install an electric car charger at home.

This change also means that if your home charge point installation has not been carried out before 31st March 2022, you will not receive the £350 discount.

Due to increased demand, you must order your home charge point installation with us no later than 28th February, for your installation to take place before 31st March.

To avoid a delay in your installation, you must ensure that all the information provided is correct.

Things that could cause a delay are: 

  • Correct information or evidence is not provided
  • Your energy provider needs to install an isolation switch
  • Payment has not been received
  • Permissions are yet to be granted (i.e. from landlords/housing associations etc)
Our home charge team with an Easee charger

We’re always on hand to answer any questions or talk you through your home charging journey in more detail.

Just give us a call on:

03300 562 562

From 2022, the electric car charger grant scheme will change and open up to:

Building owners including landlords and social housing providers

  • Up to £350 per socket
  • Maximum grant up to £70,000 (limit of 200 applications)
  • Applicants must be a registered business or public authority. If they are a private entity, they may be registered with Companies House, have VAT registration, or be a private registered provider of social housing.
  • The property must have associated private parking. There is no limit as to how many charge point sockets can be installed in each property (within the overall maximum grant available).

Owners of apartment blocks

  • Up to £30,000 per building
  • Limit of 30 applications per year per applicant.
  • The amount of grant available per application will depend on how many parking  bays are being provided with either a charge point socket (up to £850 available per bay)
  • Grants will also be given towards supporting infrastructure to allow a charge point to be installed at a later date (up to £500 per bay)
  • Applicants must be a registered business or public authority. If they are a private entity, they may be registered with Companies House, have VAT registration, or be a private registered provider of social housing.
  • The property must have associated private parking. There is no limit as to how many charge point sockets can be installed in each property within the overall maximum of £30,000 per property).
  • A minimum of five bays must be set aside for EV charging with at least one of which must have a working charge point.

Expected launch dates for the changes to home charge grants are as follows:

  • Residential landlords and management companies (including freeholders or factors of multi-unit properties) – mid-March 2022
  • Renters and people living in flats – March 2022

If you want to install an electric car charge point at home but are unsure if you are eligible for the current EVHS grant, call our home charge team on 03300 562 562 or check out the eligibility criteria here.

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