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The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEC) provides grants to support the use of electric vehicles, including the installation of charging devices in the... Charging ahead

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) provides grants to support the use of electric vehicles, including the installation of charging devices in the UK. Its latest data reveals that nearly 200,000 domestic devices have been part-funded since the scheme started in 2013 – with a sharp rise in the last year.

The latest summary – as of 1 July 2021 – covers statistics on selected grant schemes currently running, including the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) and the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS).

Domestic charging devices

The EVHS provides grant funding for up to 75% of the cost of installing electric vehicle charging devices at domestic properties across the UK.

• OZEV-funded grant schemes (EVHS and DRS) have delivered 197,985 domestic charging devices since 2013

• the EVHS has funded the installation of 157,652 domestic charging devices

• in the last 12 months, the EVHS installed 44,685 devices, up nearly 40% from July 2020

Workplace charging devices

• the WCS has funded the installation of 16,975 sockets in workplace car parks since the scheme started in 2016

• of these, 7,118 WCS sockets were installed in the last 12 months, up 72% from July 2020

On-street residential devices

• the ORCS has funded 1,459 public charging devices which have been installed across local authorities in the UK

• of these, 778 charging devices were installed after being claimed for by the local authorities in the last three months

• funding has also been awarded for 3,282 more ORCS charging devices to be installed in the future