Live in Chester? Claim your OLEV Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme (EVHCS) grant
How do you qualify for the OLEV electric vehicle home charging scheme in Chester?
- A home charging point grant is accessible to anyone who buys an OLEV approved low emission vehicle
- Your home needs to have off-street parking
- You’ll need to have your installation carried out by an OLEV approved installer
- You’ll receive up to £350 per charger up to a maximum of two home charging points
What's Chester doing to promote electric vehicle ownership?
- Cheshire West and Chester Council have teamed up with Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (now OZEV) to provide more EV charge points for residents, particularly those who have no off-street parking.
- The Council has a commitment to play their part in the Climate Change Emergency and improve air quality across the borough.
- Power used to supply these charge points is 100% from renewable energy sources, a council spokesperson said.
- In addition, the cost of using the chargers will be competitive to encourage prospective owners to make the switch to EVs.
- An Electric Charging Hub has also been set-up at Ellesmere Port.
To claim your electric car charging point grant started simply click on the ‘Get a free quote’ button below.
1. Tell us your car type and address
We'll see whether your car is eligible for a home charging point grant.
2. Tell us your UK address
We'll find an OLEV accredited installer who will guide you through the installation proccess.
3. Recieve a no obligation quote
Your installer will claim up to £350 off of your home EV charge point.
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The future of cars
As electric car battery range continually gets extended, charge times get reduced and the publically available charging infrastructure makes it easy to charge while out of your home then ownership of low-emission vehicles will increase even further. Couple this with many towns and cities reducing access to low emission vehicles only then you start to see that traditional choices of personal transport are changing and that low-emission vehicles are going to become a normal part of how we get around.
Having fast electric charging points at your home makes it much easier to live with your low emission vehicle. The goverment incentives are just that - an incentive to help people start this journey to low emission vehicle ownership. The grants will not be around forever.
About OLEV: The home EV charger grant
This current scheme, funded by the UK Government’s Office is called the Electric Vehicle Home Charging Scheme (EVHCS); it enables low emission vehicle owners (or committed buyers) to install EV charging points at their home at a reduced installation cost.
Under the Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme or the OLEV grant, the UK government provides an offer of up to £350 for your electric vehicle socket installation at home (max 2 sockets), making the electric charge point installation process easier and easing the financial burden on your transition to electric vehicles. You need to use an OLEV approved charger installed by an approved installer to qualify.
What Home EV charge points do you need?
It is important that you have charging points that are compatible with a wide range of EVs as there are a range of voltage types available. The Type 27kW charger is the most common option as this can be compatible with all the new and best-selling electric vehicles in the market. Electric vehicle charging at home can take a short time of three to four hours.
Wall or socket points?
Wall installations are the most commonly installed electric plug points, however, sockets that are installed on posts are also an option. The latter is more expensive than the former as electricity needs to be supplied to the post from under the ground.
Costs of an electric plug point installation at work
Installation is generally charged in addition to the cost of the plug point, however, up to £350 pounds can be claimed under the OLEV grant for home and for your business. As mentioned above, electric power points on posts tend to be more expensive, costing from £2500 to £5000 after the application of the EVHCS or WCS grant. An advanced rapid charger can cost up to £35000. It is important that get multiple quotes from a number of different manufacturers as to your options.
Regional and targeted workplace charging schemes
Zero Carbon World
This is a fantastic opportunity to do your bit for a better environment and protect yourself against further reduction in mobility for vehicles that do not meet ever stricter emissions targets.
Go Ultra Low City Scheme
To promote the use of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) in certain regions across the UK have obtained GUL City status. In these regions, your business may receive additional funding. Nottingham, Bristol/Bath, London and Milton Keynes are four cities that have obtained GUL city status.
For more information on finding home charging point grant installers get in contact with us today.