Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) Funding
The government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced that it will continue to support the installation of domestic charge points with a new £9 million plug-in car grant scheme.
Transport Minister, Barnoess Kramer, has confirmed that a grant to cover up to 75% of the total cost of having a chargepoint installed at home, will be made available to electric vehicle (EV) drivers from September 1st 2014.
New OLEV scheme
The new set of grants will run from the 1st September 2014 through to the 31st March 2015 or until its £9 million budget has been exhausted.
The announcement reaffirms the government’s commitment to encouraging the uptake of Ultra Low Emission Vehciles (ULEVs) and positioning the UK as world leader in the sector.
Baroness Kramer said: “Uptake of plug-in vehicles is gathering pace and we want to make sure that people thinking about becoming part of this technological revolution have the confidence that they will always have somewhere to charge their car.”
“Our scheme has been tremendously popular and we are keen to continue the roll out of chargepoints to driveways and garages across the country. That is why we are launching a successor scheme today to help make this important technology as commonplace in your home as a plug for your kettle. It will also help create British jobs in the sector, while also cutting driving costs and carbon and improving air quality.”
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