What to do if you’ve missed the electric vehicle home charging scheme
Elisha Keep | 07/04/2022
The electric vehicle home charging scheme is coming to an end on 31st March 2022. Here's what you can do if you weren’t able to take advantage of the scheme
At a Glance
You might be gutted that you’ve missed the deadline for the grant, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still get involved
At Egg, we’re working hard to make sure installing an EV charger at home is still accessible for everyone
We all know how much of a role electric vehicles are playing in our fight against climate change. At Egg, we make it easier for you to make the switch to electric. Leave range anxiety behind with reliable home charging, right on your driveway.
The electric vehicle home charging scheme (or the EVHS) was a grant introduced by the government to encourage homeowners (or workplaces under OZEV’s workplace charging scheme) to crack on with introducing home charging points for their electric vehicles. Each homeowner received up to £350 from the government to go towards the cost of installing their home charging system. A helping hand for drivers wanting to make a sustainable switch.
However, the scheme came to an end on 31st March 2022. But never fear, Egg is here.
Here’s what you can do if you weren’t able to take advantage of the scheme.
Ooh, a curveball. The scheme is going to remain open for:
Homeowners who live in flats
People in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties)
If in doubt, check whether you’re eligible via the government website.
How can Egg help you?
At Egg, we’re working hard to make sure installing an EV charger at home is accessible for everyone.
We understand that upfront installation costs can be a barrier to making the switch to an EV. That’s why we’ve designed our EV Charger Plan from just £24.50 per month (subject to credit check) so you can get cracking with clean energy.
If you're eligible (after answering a few questions), we'll see if you need our standard or custom installation. Most of our customers qualify for a standard installation, which means they can spread the cost of their charger and its standard installation over 3 years with our EV Charger Plan.
Spread the cost
When you take the plunge and go all in on electric, you want to know you’re getting something reliable, so your EV always gets you where you need to be.
You’ll get our premium smart charger, tried and tested by our experts, without any huge upfront costs. Get set with home EV charging from just £24.50 a month for 3 years with 0% APR (subject to credit check). The Egg EV Charger Plan is no different to your phone contract – it’s just to charge your car instead.
Best-in-class EV charger
As soon as you sign up to our plan, we’ll take care of your installation. And as soon as your charger is installed, it's all yours.
We’d say that’s a win-win.
Manage your charging from the comfort of your phone
We’ve tried to make it as convenient as possible for you to take charge of your charging.
Get all the details you need about previous charging sessions, set up smart charge times for greener, cheaper times and feel more confident about your energy usage.
We all love technology until it goes wrong, right?
When it comes to the likes of three-year warranties, you’ll more often than not pay hidden fees for diagnosing issues and re-installation. With our service subscription, Egg Plus, you're covered.
For just an additional £3 a month, you can enjoy hassle-free home charging. If you ever experience an issue, we’ll troubleshoot and either repair or replace your EV charger at no extra cost – whatever it takes to get you back up and running.
Even after your 3-year contract has finished, you can continue your £3 a month to still be covered by our repair-or-replace promise. That's customer support you can rely on.
Is my EV eligible for the Egg EV Charger Plan?
Absolutely! Our home charger is compatible with all electric vehicles.
Are there other schemes like the EVHS out there?
If for whatever reason, you didn’t manage to get your EVHS application in time, there are similar schemes out there that can assist you with your transition to an EV.
In Scotland, drivers applying for the EVHS can claim up to an additional £350 from the Energy Saving Trust to subsidise their EV home charging installation costs. At the moment, we don’t know whether the Scottish government intends to keep the scheme going, or whether this will end at the same time as England. We’ll keep an ear out for you.
The plug-in car grant (PiCG)
Under this scheme, drivers can claim up to £1,500 towards the purchase price of a fully electric car costing up to £32,000.
However, word on the street is this is also likely to be phased out so investigate while you can.
You’ll find a full list of eligible vehicle types on the government website.
The OZEV workplace charging scheme (WCS)
If you’re looking for commercial charging, the WCS may be the place to look.
With successful applicants being able to claim up to 40 charge points for their business, this may be just the thing you need to kickstart a great sustainability culture in your business.
At Egg, we make it our business to nerd out on all things electric vehicles and charging. We’ll always try our best to keep you updated on any available schemes that support us all living a cleaner, greener life.
If you’d like to talk to Egg about getting your home charging point installed and our EV Charger Plan contact us now.
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