The government has recently announced £20 million for local authorities to take advantage of to increase the number of on-street electric vehicle charge points in UK towns.
This announcement indicates that the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS), which offers support to local authorities to help meet current and future demands of residents, will continue into 2021-2022.
With over 140 projects by local authorities utilising the scheme already, the Department of Transport with the Energy Saving Trust is encouraging applications from councils that have not yet applied.
In addition, the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) will also continue and expand to offer grants to those in rented and leasehold accommodation.
Whilst the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) will expand to cover small businesses and the charity sector. You can read more detail about the government’s £50 million announcement to support small businesses here.
Installing an EV charging station
With the ban on new petrol and diesel cars set for 2030, the government grants offer support and certainty for electric vehicle owners that there will be capacity to charge their cars in a convenient manner.
Availability of electric car charging points in strategic places around towns, offices as well as at residential property developments is essential.
We work with local authorities providing our expertise for EV charging infrastructure and installation for towns for on-street electric vehicle charging points.
We also work with homeowners for electric car charger home installation in driveways and garages.
We urge property developers, architects, and builders to consider the installation of electric vehicle car charging points for projects that are already underway and most certainly for developments at design stage.
It may seem like 2030 is sometime in the future but it is essential to plan now. Projects can not only benefit from the government grant for installing EV charging points but can also cater for future buyers and tenants.
Qualified electric vehicle charging point installer
As an approved installer, we can check that you qualify and apply for this grant on your behalf.
You can read further details about the government services, guidance and regulation for the charging schemes at The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) which oversees the move to zero-emission vehicles (the department was recently renamed so you may be more familiar with the term Office for Low Emission Vehicles – OLEV).
We are NICEIC electrical contractors. We work with homeowners as well as property developers, architects and builders across Greater London and Surrey. We locate the optimum place for Electric car charger installation and install swiftly and safely for immediate use. Contact GK Electrical Contractors today and we can help plan and install your charging point for your home or on-street charge point for local authorities.