Details have been released on the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) £7.5 million workplace electric vehicle charging scheme which will provide £300 per installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging socket.
Operating as a voucher scheme, the aim is to provide enough funding for 25,000 new installations at workplaces across the UK.
Applications are accepted from all UK businesses, charities and public sector organisations provided they have dedicated off-street parking for staff or fleet use only.
The installations (of up to 20 charge points) must be completed within 4 months of the application date and the charge points must be maintained for a minimum of three years thereafter.
If you have employees who already own an electric car and will be looking to use the workplace charger for a free charge, this is a BiK taxable benefit. Read our guide for more information on BiK implications with electric vehicles or visit the HMRC website.
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle chargepoints.
This guidance is aimed at all users of the scheme:
- applicants – businesses, charities and public sector organisations
- electric vehicle chargepoint installers
- manufacturers of electric vehicle chargepoint equipment