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Electric Vehicle Chargepoint FAQs

With reports predicting that electric vehicles will constitute a third of all car vehicles by 2030, there’s no doubt that more people are thinking about buying an electric car.

But as an emerging technology, you may have questions about the electrical vehicle you have purchased (or are looking to purchased) and how your home charge-point will work. We’ve put together the following FAQ’s to help you:

The OLEV Grant provides £350 off the cost of purchasing and installing a home charging point.

The OLEV Grant is available to anyone who meets the following criteria:
• You need to have purchased an eligible electric (or plug-in) hybrid vehicle from 1st April 2015 onwards.
• You must have off-street parking
• You must use an OLEV-approved home charging point installer.

Full details can be accessed here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/564537/evhs-guidance-for-customers-v-2.1.pdf

We will handle the entire OLEV grant application for you, including completing and processing the paperwork.

No, however to qualify for the OLEV grant you must have off-street parking.

Yes, to qualify for the OLEV grant you must have off-street parking.

Yes, absolutely. You can choose the charge point you want, including difference sizes and designs.

Yes, but the OLEV grant is only available for one per household. Talk to us if you would like a quote for installing an additional charge point/s.

Charging times depend on what chargepoint unit you have chosen. There are two types – 4 and 8 hours are your options.

No. General electricians cannot fit your home chargepoint, they must be qualified.
In addition, the OLEV grant is only available to you if you use an OLEV-approved home charging point installer.

No. There is no further servicing required, however your electric vehicle will require servicing in the normal way.

All units and installs are covered under warranty for 3 years.

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