Electric car owners have been warned that the £350 charger subsidy will soon be scrapped for homeowners.
The government is changing the eligibility conditions for the Household charging program for electric vehicles (EVHS) from April.
Britons living in bungalows and single, semi-detached or terraced houses will no longer qualify for the grant.
But those who live in a rented flat or apartment can still pocket some cash for the cost of the charging station.
All you need is access to a designated off-street parking space, such as a parking lot. B. a driveway or garage where the charger can be installed.
That leaves the small problem of convincing your landlord to install a wallbox charging station – but it can add value to their property.
If you’re quick, you still have a chance of getting the subsidy – if the wall box is installed by March 31 and the application is submitted to the DVLA by April 30.
Drivers switching to an electric vehicle will now have to spend up to £1,000 to install the charging station without government help.
Although an electric vehicle is cheaper than a petrol or diesel car, the British have to pay for it the cost of charging.
This year, fully charging a 60kWh electric car will cost between £9.00 and £9.90 (depending on where you live) and give you around 200 miles of range.
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However, plugging your motor into workplaces or public places like supermarkets is usually free.
The largest free electric vehicle charging network in the UK has now expanded to 500 locations nationwide.
Pod Point has provided motorists with more than 41 million miles of free electric driving since launching in 2019.
But for homeowners, installing a regular three-prong outlet is the easiest and cheapest option to plug in your car.
However, this is a tedious method as it is the slowest charge rate possible and is considered a “last resort” by manufacturers.
Home wall boxes – the chargers that the government would have funded in the past – are the most efficient option.
They charge e-vehicles twice as fast as a three-pin socket and can be easily installed in your home after connecting to the power supply.
Commando outlets are also another alternative charging option to consider.
The large, weatherproof sockets are typically used for caravans and are considered a cheaper and simpler option than a wall box.
However, Brits need to purchase a special conversion cable with a built-in charge controller as they are not compatible with a standard charging cable.
This can get quite expensive – so it’s important to research the options thoroughly and figure out which one is right for you.
A recent report suggests that Brits are reluctant to switch to electric motors because of the lack of charging points and the cost.
The EVHS policy change comes just three years after it was confirmed the UK will do so Block the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035 – five years earlier than originally planned.
Cars and vans are currently believed to contribute about a fifth of domestic emissions, and transport in general accounts for over a quarter.
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