Ahead of changes to the EV homecharge scheme (EVHS) and workplace charging schemes (WCS) the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) has provided further clarity on how they will be re-launched and what the eligibility criteria will be moving forward.
From April 2022 the EV home charge scheme will only be applicable to those who live in rented/leasehold premises and will close for homeowners who reside in single unit properties such as bungalows, detached, semi-detached or terraced housing. It will be open to people living in either a flat or rental accommodation.
The change will be implemented through closing the current scheme next year and transitioning to a new digital service for the reformed EVHS.
Any installations completed using the current scheme will need to be completed by the 31 March 2022 and a claim submitted to DVLA by 30 April 2022 Members will need to ensure that any agreements entered into with customers in bungalows, detached, semi-detached or terraced housing take these deadlines into account.
OZEV is also due to make changes to the WCS by expanding this to provide more support for SMEs, small accommodation businesses, and charities. It will continue supporting businesses to install chargepoints for their staff and fleets using the current WCS digital platform.
The changes to the WCS and EVHS will be delivered by a new digital platform for OZEV chargepoint grants which is currently in development. The intention is that this platform will be ready early next year alongside the launch of the new services.