With the UK government’s Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) £350 grant ending today, JustPark, who are the UK’s leading driveway sharing platform, has launched its own new EV Rewards programme. Called JustCharge, it offers a £350 grant towards buying and installing a home charging unit.
This £350 grant, available through the JustCharge EV Rewards Programme, will be taken off the total cost of buying and installing an electric vehicle (EV) home charging unit. This is the same value of the original EVHS grant from the government for a similar service.
The ending of the UK government’s Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) appears at odds with its own policy to encourage electric vehicle adoption and the ban on the sales of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030. Fortunately, this JustCharge grant will help.
With 500 grants available, the application process is now open to all homeowners with off-street parking. This includes drivers who do not currently own an electric vehicle, which was a stipulation of the government grant.
This will help more households make the switch by assisting them with their own private charging infrastructure ahead of purchasing their first electric vehicle.
Successful grants will be provided to applicants through a vetting process undertaken by JustPark.
Those chosen could also earn on average £700 in a year, as they will also be enrolled in the JustCharge community charging network for a minimum of 12 months, which is a mandated requirement for the grant.
This community charging scheme unlocks a national network of driveway charging spaces which is much needed with demand with public charging infrastructure dramatically outstripping supply.
Those looking to apply for the grant can do so via www.justpark.com/ev/grant. The JustCharge £350 Grant is available to apply for until 23:59 on 30 April 2022. Successful applicants will be contacted in May.
Mike Strahlman, JustPark Director of EV, said: “The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) grant was a helping hand for many looking to make the switch to electric, supporting drivers with some of the upfront costs.
Through our new JustPark EV Rewards programme, we want to step in to support our community by providing incentives and rewards. Our first, a direct replacement for the OZEV grant, is limited to 500 grants initially, and we’ll be looking for homeowners to join our JustCharge community for a minimum of 12 months.
“In that time [12 months], they can earn an uncapped figure and on average £700 on top of the savings on an installed EV charger, whilst enabling their neighbours to switch to EVs too.”