19 Feb '13, 11am

Grants to pay 75% of cost of home EV charging points announced, as PICG uptake figures revealed too: #EV

Grants to pay 75% of cost of home EV charging points announced, as PICG uptake figures revealed too: #EV

A £37 million package of funding is being made available to expand the UK’s network of charging points for electric cars. As part of the fund, the Government is offering electric car owners grants worth up to 75 per cent of the cost of installing home charging facilities, capped at £1,000. In total, £13.5 million will be made available to homeowners who want to make their homes EV friendly. Of course, not everyone has off-street parking facilities of their own, so £11m will be provided to local authorities in England to install on-street charging for residents who have bought a plug-in vehicle but do not have off-street parking. Authorities can apply for the 75 per cent grant in the EV owner’s place, to help cover the cost of installing a charge point. Plug-in Car Grant uptake grows The new funding is revealed as the Government confirms that up to the end of 2012, 3,200 gr...

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