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ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINT SCHEME CHANGEDBack

EV1The Office for Low Emission vehicles has changed their home charging point grant scheme, reducing the level of funding available – causing British Gas to withdraw their free charge point offer.

The original scheme – introduced in February 2013 – offered a 75% grant towards the cost of installing a home charge point, up to the cost of £1000.

Suppliers such as British Gas used this subsidy to offer charging points, with installation, for free – on condition of anonymous usage data being sent back to the supplier.

Last month, however, OLEV changed the terms of the scheme, and reduced the maximum funding level to £900.

British Gas has reacted by introducing a £115 installation charge for the unit.

Posted by Sue Robinson on 25/07/2014