Workplace Charging Scheme

NEW FROM NOV 16 – Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

The scheme will open to applications from workplaces from 21 November 2016.

  • The WCS will be open to any business, charity or public sector organisation in the UK (who meet the eligibility criteria in the guidance), to install electric vehicle chargepoints for staff or fleet use.
  • It is a voucher-based scheme, giving eligible workplaces £500 per socket (up to a maximum of 20 sockets per workplace) towards the installation of an OLEV-approved chargepoint. OLEV-authorised chargepoint installers will then claim the value of the voucher on behalf of the applicant.
  • Installations and grant claims must take place within four months (120 days) of the date of issue of the WCS voucher
  • The scheme is now open for workplaces to apply, the application forms for eligible workplaces to apply can be downloaded from here.
  • It is important to note that the total budget currently allocated to this scheme is up to £7.5m to help fund completed installations. For installations this financial year (16/17), there is a total of £1.6m and for next financial year (17/18) a total of £5.9m. Vouchers will cease to be issued within each Financial Year, when or if funding is exhausted.
  • Full details on the new WCS must be read in the guidance document available here. Please ensure you have fully read this documentation if you are interested in being part of this scheme. 
  • To locate your nearest OLEV authorised Energeasy Drive installer click here , or you can request a call

To view some questions and answers for the Workplace Charging Scheme, please click here