To qualify for the EVHS grant: You must have purchased an eligible electric or plug-in vehicle from 1st October 2016 onwards. You must have off-street parking, such as a driveway or garage. You must provide evidence of keepership, lease, and be named as the primary user of the vehicle, or have a vehicle on order.
A smart Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station is an intelligent device which connects to the web and your electric vehicle. The smart EV charger communicates with your electric vehicle and controls when the vehicle charges. The user can schedule charging sessions and review charge session history through an app or web interface.
Most cars come with a 13 amp plug-top charging lead also known as a granny lead. These charge at a slower rate than a dedicated EV charging station typically at 10amps which can induce strain on the electrical system over time. 13 amp sockets are not designed for continuous high current loading which can lead failure with continuous use.
If you don’t have off street parking, you won’t be eligible for the OZEV grant towards the cost of your electric vehicle charging station.
The cost of charging an electric vehicle varies depending on the battery size of the vehicle. Working out the cost is simple math’s. all you need to know is the size of the battery in kw and how much you pay for a kWh of electricity from your energy provider. Example: If the battery was completely empty. vehicle battery size, 50kW. Energy cost 0.14p per kWh 50 x 0.14 = £7.00 to charge the battery from empty.
We can give advice on different types of chargers suited towards your needs, but it’s usually down to personal choice .
Definitely, this is the best time to charge your vehicle. If you have a EV specific electricity tariff (like Octopus Energy), night rates are always the cheapest and best way to save on charging cost. Allowing you to wake up to a vehicle fully charged and ready to go
Some smart EV charging stations can track solar production enabling you to make the most from your solar generation. It will take a lot longer for a vehicle to charge but can lead to further savings in electricity cost if you aren’t rushing to charge your electric vehicle.
In an accessible place as close to the point where your EV is parked, you should consider not causing a trip hazard with the trailing lead.
Yes you can, as long as you haven’t already met the maximum allowance of 20 EV charging stations
Not necessarily. When you install workplace EV charging stations you can restrict who can and can’t use them with either a physical key or app/RFID control.
Unfortunately, you can’t claim for the WCS grant if your work place is a residential property. You can claim for the OZEV home grant if you already haven’t do so.