With the UK Government’s target to eradicate all petrol and diesel cars by 2040, demand for electric vehicles is gaining momentum and with it the need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to be installed at domestic properties and in public car parks across the country.
There are a number of grant schemes available to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), which to date has part-funded the installation of 14,000 public charge points. The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installation at domestic properties, while the Workplace Charging Scheme is voucher-based, providing financial support towards the upfront cost of each EV charge point purchased and installed. In addition, £4.5 million funding is available from OLEV until the end of March 2020 for local authorities to provide on-street charge points for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.
To qualify for these grants, the charge points must be installed by an OLEV approved installer and Darke & Taylor’s accreditation means it can now help its customers benefit by applying for them on their behalf. In addition, Darke & Taylor is an approved Schneider EV charge installer, with approval also on the way from ROLEC EV and limited approval from Pod Point for non-OLEV funded installations.
Graham Taylor, Environmental Engineer and Energy Solutions Designer at Darke & Taylor said: “We work with our customers to guide them through the application process, claim their funding and install their charge point, making the experience of installing EV charge points as simple and cost-effective as possible.”
For further information contact Darke & Taylor’s Energy Solutions team on 01865 290000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org