The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced that, due to coronavirus restrictions, it has extended the time-frame for installations of home charge points to receive a £500 grant to April 2021.
The mid-March Budget announcement revealed a reduction in the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant from a maximum of £500 to up-to £350.
Because of the short notice of the change in grant, a transition period until 31st May 2020 had been set-up, where qualifying installations applied for before 12th March 2020, and completed before this time, would receive the higher £500 grant.
Because of limitations placed upon installations of home charge points due to lock-down restrictions, OLEV has revealed that it is extending this transition period until the end of the financial year – 5th April 2021.
This limit means that anyone that qualifies for the EVHS grant, and has applied for a charge point before 12th March 2020, has until the first week of April next year to get the full £500 off the charger.
Anyone that applied for an EVHS grant after the 12th March 2020 will receive the current funding level of £350 should they qualify.
These regulations will remain in place until the end of the financial year, or until OLEV updates EVHS guidance further.