Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Darren Jones Darren Jones Labour, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking (a) to improve the time taken to allocate grants under the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EHVS) and (b) make the grant allocation process under the EHVS easier for installers.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EHVS) has been available since October 2016, providing a grant of up to £500 towards the cost of a home chargepoint for purchasers of new or second hand eligible electric vehicles. Demand has increased significantly which has led to the Office of Low Emission Vehicles processing a higher than usual number of applications. As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow the Government will keep the scheme under review and implement operational improvements where appropriate. While reviewing the scheme we will take into consideration the views and needs of motorists and chargepoint installers.

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