A complete guide covering what the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme is and how you can claim it.
What is the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme?
The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme is a government scheme for electric cars offered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
- The scheme provides up to £7,500 towards a chargepoint.
- Available to local authorities to provide charging infrastructure to those who don’t have access to off-street parking.
How do I qualify for the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme?
The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme is available to Local authorities.
- Local authorities must have explicit support of the relevant Highways Authority.
- Local authorities must prove existing demand in the area, or explain why they want to site a chargepoint on that street.
- Chargepoints must be located in residential areas that lack off-street parking, with Pay-as-you-Go/ad-hoc access and be able to provide data to OLEV for a period of 3 years.
How does the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme work?
- The scheme gives local authorities access to the £2.5m grant funding which can be used to part fund the procurement and installation of On-Street electric vehicle chargepoint infrastructure.
- The Energy Saving Trust is managing the scheme and is there to offer support throughout.
- Residents can put in a request with their local authorities for On-Street chargepoints.
How do I claim the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme with POD Point?
- The funding available is for 75% of the capital costs of procuring and installing the chargepoint and an associated dedicated parking bay.
- The local authority must match fund 25% or find a partner to do so.