Everything you need to know about getting your grant
The Government Office for Low Emission Vehicles provides a grant for plug in vehicle drivers to have a Wallbox installed at home. All you need to do is confirm your eligibility. We will knock £500 off the cost of your installation and manage all the paperwork.
- You have dedicated off-street parking.
- Your vehicle was purchased after 1st October 2016 and your are the registered owner or keeper.
- You have not already claimed the grant for the vehicle.
- You are not exceeding the limit of two OLEV funded charge points per household.
- Your home is suitable for ‘standard installation' (terms and conditions).
Installation - what the Government grant covers
The grant covers the purchase of a Wallbox and ‘standard installation’, which is suitable for the vast majority of homes. If your installation falls outside the Governments’s definition, we will provide a quote for the extra work. The more information you can let us have before we arrive, the better. Here is an outline of the main points - more detailed information can be seen here.
- Fitting of a Wallbox to a brick or plaster wall, or to another suitable permanent structure.
- Up to 15 metres (50 feet) of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity supply meter / distribution board and the Wallbox.
- Routing of the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm (20 inches) thick, if this is needed.
- The fitting and testing of electrical connections and protections required for the Wallbox.
- Up to 3 metres (10 feet) of plastic conduit to conceal interior wiring.
New circuit protection rules - ‘official changes’ we need to explain
Nobody likes surprises, especially when they involve an increase in cost. However, new guidelines introduced for 2019 upgrade the requirement for circuit protection and earth fault detection for all plug-in vehicle charging installations. The changes are legally compulsory and the same for every charger installer, not just Wallbox.
The new guidelines are to protect the integrity of the electricity grid bringing power to your home and also ensure your safety, as more people switch to plug-in vehicles. They can add an additional £350 to the ‘standard installation’ depending on your property. Our installer will explain everything and will advise the most appropriate solution.