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Eligibility and access regarding funding for home charging of Electric Vehicles is changing from 1st September.

The Government aims 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 Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme which will be in place between 1 September 2014 and 31 March 2015.

 

Householders who own, lease or have primary use of an eligible electric vehicle may receive up to 75% (capped at £900, incl. VAT) off the total capital costs of the chargepoint and associated installation costs. The amount of funding available hasn’t changed. Eligibility criteria have; they now include individuals who:

– become owners of new and second hand electric vehicles from 1 July 2014 onwards
– are assigned a company vehicle which is eligible from 1 July 2014 onwards
– lease an eligible electric vehicle for longer than 6 months from 1 July 2014 onwards
– use an eligible commercial fleet vehicle and are named as the primary user for at least 6 months from 1 July 2014 onwards
– order an electric vehicle which will be received on or after 1 July 2014 onwards

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 is available here.

In addition to owning, leasing or have primary access to an electric vehicle you must have off street parking facilities suitable for chargepoint installation (a survey prior to installation should be conducted by your installer). 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.

Are you eligible for Homecharge Funding? Talk to the team at EValu8. We’ll discuss the eligibility requirements with you and help you through the application process.

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