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