EV Grant News and Updates

Last Updated on 25 June 2024.

An Update for EV Drivers Without Driveways

EV drivers who do not have a driveway will now have the opportunity to benefit from the Government's grant for charging points.

The Government has announced an expansion of the £350 grant, which offers a discount of up to 75% on the purchase and installation of a charge point. This expansion will now include individuals who own or rent a property with sufficient street parking.

Permission will be required from a driver's local council in order to install a cross-pavement charging solution - applications can be made online.

The Department for Transport (DfT) announced on Monday 18 March that this  series of infrastructure updates will include the confirmation of £185 million Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) funding to councils and the launch of a forum for Government and the charging industry.

Typically, EVs have been more attractive to those with the ability to charge at home, who can take advantage of the cost-effective rates offered by off-peak electricity tariffs. However, the decision to extend the grant will now see home charging made possible for thousands more drivers. 
David Watts, fleet product manager for EVs at Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS Fleet)

Great News for Fleets who are Looking to Transition to EVs.

Drivers who don't have access to off-street parking will be able to apply for funding for home chargepoint installations - this is after applying for installation of a cross-pavement charging solution from their local authority.

Being able to top-up conveniently and cost-effectively at home will not only reduce fleet operating costs by decreasing reliance on the public charging network but also reduce the number of times drivers without access to home charging need to stop during the working day to recharge. The grant's extension to off-street parking will definitely support fleet efforts to incentivise driver adoption of EVs to support the sustainability ambitions of businesses.