On joining the Plugged-in Midlands project and installing an Electric Vehicle charging point you will be eligible for a Government grant contribution towards all capital costs including:
- Site survey
- Charge post procurement
- Installation of the charge post including; ground excavation, civil engineering works and cabling associated with the post
- Commissioning and electrical certification
- New feeder pillar and/or meter installation from DNO/electricity provider (if required)
- Connection to power source
- TMO application costs (if applicable)
- Parking signs and road markings
- Charge post protection barrier (if required)
- Labour costs for the installation (at cost rates)
- Maintenance and Warranty (where included in hardware)
- Data fees, management/network subscription and RFID cards (where included with installation)
To be eligible for OLEV grant funding, applicants must meet the Cenex Terms of Service and comply with the Conditions of Grant. Should you decide to proceed the necessary documents can be obtained through Cenex.
40% - Private Businesses
60% - Domestic
60% - Public Sector Authorities
Electric Vehicle Incentives
Plugged-in Places is part of wider efforts by the Government to switch motorists to Electric Vehicles. With the Government supporting the uptake of Electric Vehicles through cost and tax incentives and with Electric Vehicles forecast to have a 10 per cent market share by 2020, 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 and Plug-in Van Grant'. These offer 25% up to a maximum of £5,000 for an eligible car and 20% up to a maximum of £8,000 for an eligible van. For more information click here.
- Zero road tax on Electric Vehicles.
- Zero benefit-in-kind tax until 2015 for users of electric company cars.
- Zero congestion charge.
Electric Vehicle Facts
Typical Charge Times
- Standard 3kW charging point - 8-12 hours.
- Fast 7kW charging point - 3-4 hours.
- Quick/Rapid 50kW charging point - 30 minutes to reach 80% charge.
- It costs around £2 to fully charge an Electric Vehicle and then a range of 70-100 miles per charge depending on vehicle is achievable.
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