Building Services guide to government grants for EV infrastructure and charge points

Is your business or public building moving towards Net Carbon Zero? UK Government grants can substantially contribute to the cost of enabling Electric Vehicle charging as part of your sustainability policy.

If your business fits the criteria, claiming grants is straightforward, giving you substantial savings in implementing your sustainability policy.  

Help with infrastructure costs
  1. The EV Infrastructure Grant for Staff and Fleets covers EV infrastructure and power distribution. If you are an SME with under 250 employees, this grant allows you to claim up to £500 per charge point. Each business can claim for up to 5 sites, and each site’s grant has a £5000 cap (or 75% of costs).
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Help with charge point hardware and installation costs

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) grant contributes up to £350 per socket to help with the purchase and installation of EV charge points. There is a grant cap of £14,000 / 40 charge points. Learn More

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EV chargepoint and infrastructure grants for landlords

There are 2 grants you can get for installing chargepoints for electric vehicles at a property you own: an electric vehicle chargepoint grant (EV chargepoint grant) and an electric vehicle infrastructure grant (EV infrastructure grant).

An EV chargepoint grant gives you money off the cost of installing an electric vehicle chargepoint socket. You can get either £350 or 75% off the cost to buy and install a socket, whichever amount is lower. You can receive up to 200 grants a year for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties.

An EV infrastructure grant gives you money off the cost of wider building and installation work that’s needed to install multiple chargepoint sockets. The work can be for sockets you want to install now and in the future. For example, an EV infrastructure grant can cover things like wiring and posts. You can get up to £30,000 or 75% off the cost of the work. The amount depends on how many parking spaces the work covers. You can receive up to 30 grants a year for installing infrastructure in residential car parks. Lean more

We are OZEV approved installer and can help you with grant applications.