If you own an electric car and are thinking of installing a home charger, you only have a few weeks left to claim your government grant. The deadline is March 31st, 2022, after which you will have to pay the full amount out of your own pocket. The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme enables electric car owners to claim up to a maximum of 75% (which is capped at £350) off the cost of a charging point and installation.
To be eligible, you need to own a qualifying vehicle and have appropriate off-street parking. You can find the full list of eligible vehicles on the government website here.
If you own a detached, semi-detached, terraced or bungalow property, you will no longer be able to claim the grant after April 1st. There will be a big, last-minute rush as people search for qualified installation firms, so the sooner you schedule a quote, the more likely it is that you will be able to use the discount. Flat owners will still be able to claim the grant after April 1st, 2022, as will anyone living in rented accommodation. The cost of installing a charge point varies, depending on the model you buy and the company carrying out the service, but it generally costs somewhere between £500 and £1,000. Any third-party permission that is needed for the work, such as from a managing agent or a freeholder, must be obtained before any work is carried out. So be sure to take this into account before you commit to an installation.
Installing an electric car charger offers a number of benefits, such as:
AAC are expert designers and installers of electric car chargers for domestic properties. To find out more about our range of electric car charger services and to organise a free survey and quote, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01707 32 55 66.