Electric vehicles have an important role to play in meeting air quality legislation and the UK’s commitment to climate change targets. For these reasons, the UK government is actively supporting the switch to electric vehicles.
Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) Grant Schemes
The Government has introduced a number of grant schemes designed to make chargepoint installation for electrical vehicles more affordable. Different forms of funding are available for chargepoints depending on whether they are installed at home, at businesses or on-street. The onus is on the installer to claim back the grant funding (so the customer doesn’t have to deal with recouping funds), and installers must be approved by OLEV.