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How to Apply for the Workplace Charging Scheme in 2022

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17/01/2022
how to apply for the workplace charging scheme in 2022

2022 brings us all a year closer to the government’s ban on petrol and diesel cars. It’s now just eight years until the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned, with hybrids following suit five years later.

There will be some disruption for individual drivers, who will eventually need to switch their car and invest in a home charger. However, for companies with multiple vehicles or an entire fleet, things could be a bit trickier.

With the need to replace multiple vehicles and install chargers, it’s best to plan ahead and make the move to electric in plenty of time. The Workplace Charging Scheme makes that easier by subsidising the cost of charger installation for UK businesses.

Workplace Charging Scheme: the basics

The Workplace Charging Scheme aims to make it easier for businesses to switch to electric cars by contributing up to £350 towards to cost of each electric vehicle charging point. The subsidy will be either £350 or 75% of the cost if that’s lower.

You can claim for up to 40 single socket chargers or 20 double sockets, meaning the total subsidy could be as much as £14,000.

In terms of eligibility, there are a few criteria to check:

  • You have sufficient off-street parking where charging points can be installed and used
  • You already have electric vehicles, or you can demonstrate a need for them in the future
  • Your charging point supplier and installer is OZEV-approved (formerly OLEV)

How to apply

If you meet the criteria above, it’s time to get cracking with the Workplace Charging Scheme. Applications are made online through gov.uk. Here, you’ll be asked to outline how many charging points you need and why you need them – or will need them in the future.

Successful applicants will receive a Workplace Charging Scheme voucher code, which is valid for 180 days from the date you complete your application. Because of this, it’s best to get the ball rolling before starting your application.

Look for OZEV-approved installers online, and contact a few local installers for a quote. Because they’re OZEV-approved, you can rest assured they’re reliable and competent. However, you may also want to check their reviews for extra peace of mind.

The final step is to give your voucher code to the OZEV-approved installer, who will claim back up to £350 or 75% of the cost from the government on your behalf.

Get a quote for the Workplace Charging Scheme

With voucher codes lasting just over half a year, it’s advisable to have a plan in place for electric vehicle chargers before starting your application. Based in Leeds, Volta Compliance can provide free, no-obligation quotes and advice for EV charger installation throughout Yorkshire.

We’re OZEV-approved with a wealth of experience selecting and installing the right charging equipment for businesses like yours. To find out more about our services or the Workplace Charging Scheme, feel free to call us on 0113 397 1361 or email [email protected].

 

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Richard Carr Volta Compliance
Richard Carr
Managing Director
Richard is the Director of Volta Compliance. He is a fully qualified approved electrician graded with the JIB. Richard has over 20 years electrical experience working on commercial and industrial installations.
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