Workplace charging grant to part-fund sockets

Written by: Callie

Posted on November 10, 2016

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The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced more details on the new workplace charging grant.

The grant, announced last month as part of £35m of electric vehicle funding, offers businesses a subsidy on charging points to make low emission vehicles more attractive.

Businesses and public sector bodies can install up to 20 sockets under the programme, with the grant providing £300 per socket towards the cost.

The scheme’s sockets cannot be installed in customer-only car parks, and is available to businesses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Applicants that are part of a franchise are eligible for the grant, though only 20 franchisees from each franchise that can apply.

The sockets, like those on the domestic scheme, must be mobile connected to report their usage back to OLEV, and must be in place for three years.

Full details are available here.

Article credit: Fleet News