Last chance for homeowners to apply for an electric vehicle charging grant

The scheme which has funded the delivery of 277,030 domestic charging devices since 2013, is set to wind down from next month.

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) is a grant that provides a 75% contribution to the cost of one chargepoint and its installation. A grant cap is set at £350 (including VAT) per installation. The main requirement is that a person owns, leases, or has ordered a qualifying vehicle and has dedicated off-street parking at their property.

From April 2022, the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) will no longer be open to homeowners (including people with mortgages) who live in single-unit properties such as bungalows and detached, semi-detached or terraced housing.

Installations in single-unit properties need to be completed by 31 March 2022 and a claim submitted to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) by 30 April 2022.

The scheme will remain open to:

• homeowners who live in flats

• people in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties)

Who benefited most from the scheme?

The South East had the highest number of charging device installations under EVHS, accounting for 19% of total devices installed. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland had the lowest number of installations with 3,954 EVHS funded charging devices, accounting for just 1.7% of total EVHS funded devices.

According to Government data, grant uptake by consumers was likely to be dependent on a variety of factors, including:

• access to an electric vehicle

• access to off-street parking

• leasehold or tenancy properties

• car ownership

• rurality

• income

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