Members are reminded that from April 2022, the EV Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) will no longer be open to homeowners who live in single-unit properties such as bungalows and detached, semi-detached or terraced housing.
Installations in single-unit properties need to be completed by 31 March 2022 and a claim submitted to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) by 30 April 2022.
The scheme will remain open to:
- homeowners who live in flats
- people in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties).
Further information on the EV Homecharge Scheme.
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) remains largely unchanged; however, the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) will provide more support for SMEs, small accommodation businesses such as B&Bs and campsites, and charities.
OZEV will continue supporting businesses to install charge points for their staff and fleets using the current WCS digital platform. A reminder of the criteria:
- up to £350 is available per socket towards the cost of a charge point, with a maximum of 40 grants available per applicant
- The applicant must be a registered business with Companies House or have a VAT registration
- The site must have private parking associated with it, where the charge point is located within private parking reserved for staff or fleet use.
Further guidance for applicants to the Workplace Charging Scheme.
The reforms to the EVHS and WCS will be provided via a new digital service and an update to the current WCS platform, which is being built now. Further updates from OZEV will follow.