October 8, 2021
In the coming year we will see major changes to the schemes run by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) that provide grants to drivers and businesses to assist with the cost of installing chargers.
Ahead of these changes to the EV home charge scheme (EVHS) and workplace charging scheme (WCS) the OZEV has provided us with further advice on what the relaunch in April 2022 will entail and the impact it will have for drivers and businesses looking to use the grants.
Changes to the EV Home Charge Scheme
From April the EVHS will only be available for drivers who live in rented or leasehold properties and will close for homeowners in single unit properties which are defined as bungalows, detached, semi-detached and terraced housing. It will remain open to all drivers who live in flats or rented accommodation.
These changes will be implemented alongside a change to the administrative system that OZEV uses when they switch to a new digitalised system.
Any installations that have been approved for a grant under the current scheme will need to be fully completed by the 31st of March and the claim submitted to the DVLA by the 30th of April 2022.
Changes to the Workplace Charging Scheme
There are also changes coming to the WCS.
The scheme will be expanded so that OZEV can provide more support to SMEs, small accommodation businesses and charities.
OZEV has said they will continue to provide support for businesses looking to install charge points at business premises for their employees via the current digital platform that they operate.
For all the latest updates on changes from the OZEV to grants and much more we advise bookmarking their latest info page.