On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme

A complete guide covering what the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme is and how it can be claimed by Local Authorities.

Summary

The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme provides grant funding for local authorities to install on-street charging points for use by electric vehicle drivers in their area.

  • The scheme provides up to £7,500 towards a chargepoint.
  • It is designed to provide charging infrastructure for electric car drivers who can’t have a home charger installed.
  • Funds are made available to local authorities to install the charging infrastructure.

What is the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme?

The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme is a government scheme that enables local authorities to install electric car chargers into the on-street environment.

  • It provides up to £7,500 towards a chargepoint.
  • It aims to provide charging infrastructure for drivers who can’t have a home charging point because they have no off-street parking.
  • Funds are made available to local authorities to install the charging infrastructure.
  • The scheme is funded by the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) and run by the Energy Savings Trust (EST).

Who qualifies for the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme?

The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme is available to Local Authorities who:

  • Have explicit support of the relevant Highways Authority.
  • Can prove existing demand in the area, or explain why they want to site a chargepoint on that street.
  • Plan to locate chargepoints in residential areas that lack off-street parking, with pay-as-you-go/ad-hoc access and be able to provide data to OLEV for a period of 3 years.

Tip: If you would like your local authority to install an on-street residential charging point for your use, it can be challenging to make contact with the relevant person. We would recommend trying the air quality, sustainability and/or transport planning teams to discuss options.

How does the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme work?

The scheme gives local authorities access to £5m government grant funding.

  • The funding available is for 75% of the capital costs of procuring and installing the chargepoint and an associated dedicated parking bay.
  • The local authority must match fund 25% or find a partner to do so.
  • The Energy Saving Trust (EST) is managing the scheme and is there to offer support throughout.
  • Residents can put in a request with their local authorities for on-street chargepoints.

Tip: On-Street chargepoint installations can be very expensive and challenging. The EST will allow you to pursue fitting chargepoints into conveniently located local authority car parks for use overnight by local residents. This can be a cost effective way of getting multiple chargepoints installed.

How do I claim the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme with Pod Point?

If you would like to discuss an approach with Pod Point please enquire here and our team will get in touch to discuss options.

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