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Can I get a second olev grant ?

i had grant for an i3 in 2017 at a different address

I’ve just bought a used Zoe 22kw will I be able to claim or will I have to pay in full I’m getting conflict messages over on Facebook

if not can I just buy one and get a sparky mate to install ?
 

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I THINK you can claim twice, but hopefully someone with better knowledge of the terms will be along soon to confirm this.

If not, you can absolutely buy a home charging unit of your choice online and get it installed by a trusted electrician of your choice. Some people do this anyway if they aren't after a smart charger and are happy just using the car's built in charge timers (if included, and needed) as it can sometimes be a cheaper solution than a full smart install even with the grant discount.
 

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You can claim upto 2 grants at a single Address. The EV/PHEV needs to be registered at the Address.
So if you change houses, then can apply again at your new home once you get your new V5.
 

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You can claim upto 2 grants at a single Address. The EV/PHEV needs to be registered at the Address.
So if you change houses, then can apply again at your new home once you get your new V5.
so as my previous claim 3 years ago was for a different vehicle at a different address I should be ok ?
 

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I wouldnt bother with the grant now, its only £350, ive been getting pretty crappy quotes for a fairly standard install, so i ended up going down the self source and got a local spark to come and do the final hook up and test and then certify.

Cheapest quote i had was 750 after the grant, going down the self source route you can expect to pay half that. Imo its a bit of a bandwagon at the mo, the ev specialists have plenty of work, so they can afford to chuck out high quotes.
 

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I wouldnt bother with the grant now, its only £350, ive been getting pretty crappy quotes for a fairly standard install, so i ended up going down the self source and got a local spark to come and do the final hook up and test and then certify.

Cheapest quote i had was 750 after the grant, going down the self source route you can expect to pay half that. Imo its a bit of a bandwagon at the mo, the ev specialists have plenty of work, so they can afford to chuck out high quotes.
Podpoint are doing tethered 7Kw for £449. It was £299 before the OLEV changed.
What would you say the installation costs excluding the charge point should be - ie a run of say 5m from a meter box, obviously including the mini CU within the meter box? Cheapest chargepoint I can find is a QUEBEC one for £229, though it doesn't have great ratings.
I've seen the OHME charger, which you just plug into a commando socket, could be an option, in a way not much different to an untethered chargepoint really.
I would like one, though to be honest I'm ok with the included 10amp plug in. I don't use the car daily for work so it is really just top up charges a couple of times a week for a few hours, then the odd very long charge after a long journey, maybe over a couple of days as I don't like hanging the cable out of a downstairs window!

But that's the trouble with these sort of subsidies, it was the same with Solar PV, the installers just treat the subsidy as their extra "bunce".
 

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The EVSE installers I’ve spoken to all say the grant admin is a nightmare. One even suggested that they are seriously thinking of refusing to do any more grant installs and that without the paperwork overheads the price to consumer wouldn’t be that much different.
 

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But that's the trouble with these sort of subsidies, it was the same with Solar PV, the installers just treat the subsidy as their extra "bunce".
What solar subsidy?
 
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