On joining the Plugged-in Midlands project and installing an electric vehicle charging point you will be eligible for a Government grant contribution towards part of the capital costs. Eligible costs include:
- Site survey
- TMO application costs (if applicable)
- Any required site electrical upgrades
- Charging points or posts
- Civil engineering works and installation
- Electrical connection and testing
- Commissioning and certification
- Parking signs and road markings
- Charge post protection barrier (if required)
- Maintenance and Warranty (where included with hardware)
- Data fees, management/network subscription and RFID cards (where included with installation)
60% - Public Sector Authorities
40% - Private Businesses
To be eligible for grant funding, applicants must meet the Cenex Terms of Service and comply with the Conditions of Grant. The necessary documentation can be obtained through Cenex.
Electric Vehicle Incentives
Plugged-in Places is part of a wider package of measures by the Government to promote the use of electric vehicles in order to reduce emissions and create economic growth. In addition, the Government is supporting the uptake of electric vehicles through cost and tax incentives, and with electric vehicles providing a growing market share now is the ideal time to ensure that charging points are available for the increasing number of electric vehicle drivers.
Plug-in Car and Plug-in Van Grant
The Government's strategy combines funding for infrastructure with a 'Plug-in Car Grant' and a 'Plug-in Van Grant'. These consumer incentives offer up to 25% discount for an eligible plug-in car and up to 20% discount for an eligible plug-in van. For further information on these grants please click here.
- Zero road tax on electric vehicles
- Enhanced capital allowances for company cars
- Zero benefit-in-kind tax for private use of company electric vans
- Zero congestion charge
Electric Vehicle Facts
Typical Charge Times
- Fast 7kW charging point - 3-4 hours
- Quick/Rapid 50kW charging point - 30 minutes to reach 80% charge
- A fully charged electric vehicle will have a range of around 70 to 100 miles (depending upon the specific vehicle and driving style) at a cost of around £2 per charge.
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