One in five properties in the UK could benefit from new government grants to help fund electric vehicle home charging points for rented properties.
Following the end of the Electric Vehicle Homecharging Scheme in March 2022, the EV Chargepoint Grant for Landlords and the EV Chargepoint Grant for Tenants and Flat Owner-Occupiers offer up to £350 for the installation of a home charging point to make EV ownership easier for those living in rental accommodation or flats.
The new grants will allow landlords, and subsequently tenants who own an EV – or plan to switch to one – to have access to a charging point to recharge their electric vehicles at home. This will, effectively, prepare properties for the future amidst an ever-increasing amount of EV sales and widespread ‘net-zero’ efforts.
The UK has approximately 460,000 electric vehicles on its roads in 2022, with 64,000 EV registrations just this year alone.
The Arnold Clark Innovation Centre, meanwhile, opened last year on Dumbarton Road in Glasgow’s West End with the aim of educating visitors about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles and why they are becoming so important.
There are more than 60 vehicles on site available to test-drive, from plug-in and self-charging hybrids to fully electric vehicles.
There are no sales at the site, which is specifically an innovation, information, and educational centre.
You can also learn about the different types of charging and generous government tax and grants available if you're thinking of moving to electric.