There are 2 grants available for staff and fleet EV chargepoints
- The Workplace Charging Scheme offers money towards the cost of a charge point socket.
- The EV Infrastructure Grant provides funding towards both the infrastructure and installation of charge points for staff and fleet drivers for small to medium businesses across the UK.
For both, you will need off-street parking to qualify as well as being classed as a SME with less than 250 employees.
Yes, you can increase the amount of savings you make by making use of both grants on site, however they cannot be used for the same EV charge point socket.
Typically, you will need to apply for the cost towards sockets as part of the EV Infrastructure Grant.
If you then decide to increase the number of sockets at the site later, you’ll be able to apply for the WCS to cover some of the cost of these extra sockets.
But the time available to qualify is limited and all work will still need to be completed before the Workplace Charging Scheme and EV Infrastructure Grants end on 31st March 2024.
OZEV runs both grant schemes but applying for each is slightly different.
After completing an online form you will receive a WCS voucher that an OZEV approved installer can claim once the work has been completed.
For the EV Infrastructure Grant, OZEV will need additional information including a quote from an OZEV approved installer who can then start the work once the application has been approved. Again, the installer will claim the grant on your behalf.