EV Charging 

Electric Vehicle Charge Points

Charging at home

Given that private cars are usually parked overnight, most electric car owners rely on home charging to ensure that their EV is ready for use each morning. As well as being convenient, home-based overnight charging also has the advantage of being, in most cases, the cheapest time to recharge.

The Government provides financial support for EV buyers to install a charge point at their home through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), which covers a proportion of the total costs.

Pete Smith Electrical Services is an accredited home charge point installer

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Charging at workplace

For employees, charging at work can be a convenient way to recharge an EV whilst parked during the day. From a business point of view, having a charge point at the workplace will become increasingly important as a facility for employees and visitors, while for businesses with an EV fleet it can be an essential operating factor.

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a grant that businesses can use to reduce the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints for their staff by up to £14,000.

  • The WCS grant is capped at £350 per chargepoint socket up to 40 sockets per applicant business.
  • It's available to any business, charity or public authority, with some conditions.
  • The grant is provided by the government Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

What is the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)?

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a government scheme for electric vehicles offered by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

  • The WCS reduces the purchase and installation cost of a new workplace charging station (single socket) by 75% (capped at £350 per socket).
  • A single business can claim for up to a maximum of 40 chargepoints (e.g. 40 single socket or 20 double socket chargepoints).
  • You can only claim the WCS for new chargepoints which will be installed after the date the voucher is issued.

How do I qualify for the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)?

The WCS is available to any business, charity or public authority, with some conditions including the following:

  • You must have sufficient off-street parking.
  • While you do not need to currently have electric vehicles as part of your fleet, you will need to express an existing or future need for the business.
  • You must have the charging station installed by an OZEV-approved workplace charging station installer.

How does the Workplace Charging Scheme work?

The WCS is a voucher based system.

  • First you complete an online application.
  • If successful, you will be emailed a voucher code which you can then present to your OZEV-approved installer (like Pete Smith Electrical Services). Your installer will then use to claim the grant after the installation is complete.
  • The voucher code is valid for 120 days from the date of issue.

Pete Smith Electrical Services is an accredited WCS charge point installer.

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