End of the road for the £350 electric car home charger grant
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End of the road for the £350 electric car home charger grant:
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) was withdrawn on 31 March and replaced with a new EV Chargepoint Grant that is only available to those living in flats or renting properties
A government grant towards the installation of an electric vehicle charging point at owners' homes has been withdrawn from 31 March.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) has for eight years offered owners of electric cars a £350 subsidy towards the cost of having a device fitted at their home, but will be closed from midnight as ministers scale back EV incentives.
The end of the scheme comes as the energy price cap hike on 1 April could see the average annual charging bill for electric car drivers rise by up to £200 per year.
In its place for 1 April is the 'EV ChargePoint Grant', which is only available to those who live in a flat or rent a property, which represents a much smaller pool of EV owners.
Howarth says the business is in support of the new EV ChargePoint Grant that reallocates funds towards people in apartment blocks and rental accommodation, describing it as 'another important piece of the puzzle in getting the whole of the UK on the path towards electric transport.