OZEV workplace charging SCHEME grant
There are two OZEV workplace charging schemes available to workplaces, the EV infrastructure workplace charging grant for staff and fleets and the Workplace Charging Scheme grant (WCS). These workplace charging schemes make the use of EV and hybrid vehicles more cost-effective. While saving businesses thousands of pounds on infrastructure and installing EV chargepoints.
To help you understand the OZEV grants for electric charging points we’ve answered some key questions to help you employ these government programmes.
WORKPLACE EV CHARGING GRANT
The grants for electric vehicle charging stations for staff and fleets enables businesses to save on the infrastructure and the cost of installing EV chargepoints. Up to £500 per parking space for infrastructure and up to £350 per chargepoint installed. To claim grants for electric vehicle charging stations businesses must have 5 bays provisioned with one working charger. There is a maximum saving of £15,000 per grant application with a maximum of up to 5 grants available. These must be for different sites. All chargepoints are only to be used by staff and fleet with the spaces clearly marked.
For businesses who do not require infrastructure, solely EV chargepoints for their staff and fleets. Then, the Workplace Charging Scheme grant has been designed to support these businesses, you can save £350 on your EV charger installation. With a maximum limit of 40 chargepoints across your site. Small accommodation businesses, charities, and public sector organisations are included in this grant. As well as, businesses who are registered at a home address.
Am i eligible for the workplace EV charging grant
For both the EV infrastructure workplace charging grant for staff and fleets and the Workplace Charging Scheme businesses must:
- Use an OZEV approved contractor and install OZEV approved EV chargepoints.
- Applicants must be a registered business with Companies House or have VAT registration with HMRC.
- Have off street private parking.
- Chargepoints must be used by staff or fleet only. Except for charities and small accommodation businesses, your guests and visitors may use the chargepoints.
- Have proof of ownership or expressed permission from the landlord to install chargepoints.
- Businesses need to first register with the DVLA by completing the form.
- Be a small or medium sized business with less than 249 employees.
For the WCS additional criteria to meet are:
- Small accommodation businesses to have 249 employees or less.
- Be able to demonstrate the need now or in the future for electric chargepoints.
Full details of the grants are available on the government website.
Does my Fleet Qualify for OZEV Grants?
Most plug-in electric vehicles qualify for the OZEV grant. However, plug-in hybrid vehicles are only eligible for the workplace charging scheme when calculated at 50g/km. Follow the government’s list of vehicle eligibility for more information.
How do i claim the workplace charging grant?
To claim the workplace charging scheme you first need to register with the DVLA by completing the infrastructure grant for staff and fleets installation form. Then, email it to LandlordAccounts@dvla.gov.uk.
The WCS, businesses apply for the grant voucher here, the voucher is valid for 6 months. Send it on to us and we will deduct the amount from the cost of your installation and claim the grant on your behalf.
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OZEV is the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles. This body is responsible for electric charge point grants such as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).
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