The UK government is doing all it can to reduce the carbon footprint of the county. One of the ways applied is to encourage people to use more of Electric Vehicles. Earlier this month, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) announced £2.5 million as a fund for the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme and now it has come up with the Electric Vehicle Homecharge scheme under which it would subsidise the installation of one or more charging points in the parking area of the EV owner.
The scheme would assist the private EV owner to cut down the cost of purchase and installation of a dedicated domestic recharging unit. This means that the EV owners would get a grant of 75% of the installation cost of one charge point and it would be capped at £500 (including VAT) per eligible vehicle. This scheme is especially launched for people who bought vehicle on and after the 1 April 2015.
The main idea is to encourage people to purchase more EVs and reduce carbon emission to pave the way for a cleaner environment.
The main eligibility criteria for Electric Vehicle Homecharge scheme:
Customers aiming for grant should provide proof of ownership, keepership, lease of the vehicle and should be the primary user of the EV. In addition, the date of installation must not be more than four months after the start date of the period of ownership. The government has the right to terminate the grant by offering a four week’s notice.
All the EV owners who would like to benefit from the grant should apply for authorisation. In addition, the installers who have been granted authorisation since 1 September 2014 under the EVHS scheme remain authorised under the EVHS.
Eligible expenditure includes:
Individuals are not eligible for the grant if they fall under the following cases:
Find here, the list of EVs eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge scheme:
|EVHS Eligible Vehicles|
|Audi A3 e-tron|
|Audi Q7 e-tron*|
|Ford Focus Electric|
|Hyundia IONIQ Electric|
|Kia Soul EV|
|Kia Optima Saloon PHEV|
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive|
|Mercedes E350 e|
|Mercedes-Benz C350 e|
|Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid*|
|Mitsubishi Outlander (except GX3h 4Work)|
|Nissan e-NV200 5-seater and 7-seater|
|Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid*|
|Smart fortwo electric drive|
|Tesla Model S|
|Tesla Model X|
|Toyota Prius Plug-in|
|Volkswagen Golf GTE|
|Volkswagen Passat GTE|
|Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine|
|Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine|
|BD Otomotiv eTraffic|
|BD Otomotiv eDucato|
|Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell|
|Mitsubishi Outlander GX3h 4Work|
|Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van)|
|Renault Kangoo ZE|
|Smith Electric Smith Edison|
*The recommended retail price for these cars is above £60,000, so are not eligible for the plug-in car grant. However, they remain eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
† These cars are no longer on sale in the UK so no longer qualify for the plug-in car grant. However, they remain eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
Note: Information source https://www.gov.uk/
Therefore, if you have any of the above mentioned EVs then you can leverage the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
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