Granted Extra Time: The UK’s EV Infrastructure Grant
With prominent car manufacturers swiftly transitioning from traditional petrol and diesel engines to battery-powered alternatives, there is a pressing need for infrastructure development to accommodate the surge in these innovative vehicles. The infrastructure to support all these new vehicles needs to get up to speed too.
This urgency is further emphasized by the government’s ambitious target for the UK to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050.
With businesses and organisations under pressure to lower their carbon footprint whilst onboarding greener practices (e.g., electric company vehicles), the UK government has created the EV Infrastructure Grant in addition to the existing EV Charge Point Grant.
The UK government is offering grants in support of developing the country’s EV infrastructure is advantageous. Applicants can use the grant for installation of –
We know in the world of business things don’t usually happen just like “that” and there is usually a lengthy process until certain things come into fruition. However, it’s important to start preparations now for when the time comes to act.
There are various EV Infrastructure grants available, from commercial fleet car parks to flat-owner car parks. For example, for business staff and fleet car parks, the grant covers 75% of the cost, up to a maximum of £15,000. Applicants can receive up to £350 per EV point installed and up to £500 per parking space with supporting infrastructure, such as ducting, passive foundations and EV pedestals. For the full list of grants available, visit the Electric Vehicle Charge point and Infrastructure Grant Guidance for Staff and Fleets / for Landlords on the GOV.UK website
Since recent news of the government declaring to phase out petrol and diesel car sales by 2035, it has granted us (pun intended) extra time and extra funding to ensure local infrastructure is up to par for electric vehicles. The new deadline for applications is until 31st March 2025.
Time to get planning
If you qualify for the EV infrastructure grant, ensure that you take full advantage of the deadline extension even if you don’t have your EV chargers specified yet.
EV Blocks offer universal EV charger foundations for the installation of charging stations and charge points, made with 35% reduced carbon concrete in Britain. Get in touch today to see how we could provide the solution to your EV charger needs.
If you meet the eligibility criteria for an EV Infrastructure grant and are considering using it for your EV projects and want to find out more about our passive foundations, or how EV Blocks can support you in this process.
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