The use of electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles is growing strongly; the numbers of charging points installed has grown 7 fold over the last six years and is forecast to grow by 10 times in the next 5 years. The current percentage of new cars registered each year which are electric or hybrid is 2%, this is forecast to rise to 10% by 2022.
This increase provides a real opportunity for trained and registered electricians to diversify and increase their business by installing EV charge points at home, at the kerbside, commercial premises and at the workplace, and also to obtain grants against the installation costs for their customers.
Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme – Operated by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) (part of the Department for Transport)
If you own an Electric Vehicle you are eligible to apply for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) which provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points to your domestic property.
Part of the criteria for applying for the grant is that the installer must be part of a recognised electrical registration scheme such as a NICEIC Domestic Installer or NICEIC Approved Contractor; they must have also attended appropriate training that can be offered by NICEIC.
If you would like details of the NICEIC Electric Vehicle charging course please click below:
Also if you would like to find out how to join one of the NICEIC/ELECSA Electrical Registration Schemes please click below:
Or if you want to find out more about applying for a grant please click here