6. To help plug-in private vehicle owners offset some of the upfront cost of
the purchase and installation of a dedicated domestic recharging unit,
the Government has launched the Domestic chargepoint grant.
Homeowners may receive up to 75% (capped at £1,000 including VAT)
off the total capital costs of the chargepoint plus associated installation
7. The total funding available for the Domestic chargepoint grant is £13.5m,
and the grant is available for claimants from March 2013, when we
expect to have accredited the first chargepoint suppliers and their
It then goes on to say that suppliers must apply by 8th March for accreditation by the panel which will sit sometime during March. So I guess late March before we can actually take advantage of this grant.Suppliers and their chargepoints must be accredited by OLEV in order to
claim the 75% on behalf of customers. Customers will be able to access
a list of accredited suppliers and chargepoints at
http://www.gov.uk/government/organisati ... n-vehicles
and this list will be updated when new suppliers and chargepoints are
As grants go this looks remarkably free of catches: you have to agree that they can collect data for a minimum of 3 years, but it is anonymised (OLEV only get a redacted copy of the agreement with the chargepoint serial number).3. Eligible customers
3.1 This grant is for the installation of chargepoints at domestic properties
with private off-street parking. It is the responsibility of the chargepoint
supplier to ensure that all requirements are met prior to installation and
3.2 As well as the technical specification of the chargepoint and its
installation meeting the minimum requirements set out in Annex B, the
resident must be made aware of the conditions in place to be eligible for
the grant and sign a declaration to that effect as in chapter 2 above. The
necessary clauses to be included in the installation form to be completed
by the chargepoint supplier can be found at Annex C. Elements of this
information will be required alongside the grant claim form, as is also set
out in detail in Annex C.
3.3 It is expected that most customers will own the property at which the
chargepoint is to be installed. For those who wish to install a chargepoint
at a rented property they reside in, the customer must declare that the
landlord or landowner has provided permission for the chargepoint to be
3.4 The customer must be made aware of the data requirements and a
declaration signed agreeing to these terms in order to receive the grant.
3.5 Grant awards are limited to one chargepoint per property.