Funding is available to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles.
The Council is also working in partnership with Derby and Nottingham City to develop a local public charging network. (insert link to Public electric vehicle charging network section below)
To help plug-in vehicle owners offset some of the up-front cost of the purchase and installation of a dedicated domestic recharging unit, the OLEV has made funding available to private households to apply for off-street charging infrastructure.
To be eligible, the address where the recharging unit will be installed must have designated private off-street parking with good access for an eligible vehicle to be charged safely.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme provides grant funding of up to 75% (capped at £500, including VAT) towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points at eligible domestic properties across the UK.
The Go Ultra-Low Nottingham programme is a partnership between Nottinghamshire County Council and Derby and Nottingham city councils.
The funding secured for its delivery includes an allocation to deliver a public electric vehicle charging network across the Derby, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire area by 2020.
The locations that will form the charging network will be available to the public 24 hours, 7 days a week and will be publicised/promoted as such.
The number and type of charge points and their specific siting will be determined following detailed site surveys of the locations and through discussion with the appointed concessionaire (delivery company), Chargemaster. We are currently looking at potential sites across the county
Nottinghamshire businesses are currently able to bid for funding from two lots of funding to help pay for electric vehicle charging infrastructure on their property.
Funding of up to £25,000 is available to Nottinghamshire businesses to install on-site electric vehicle charging infrastructure through the OLEV funded Go Ultra-Low programme, should the businesses meet the eligibility criteria.
The OLEV also offer funding to organisations to pay for the installation of install electric vehicle charging infrastructure at workplaces. OLEV’s Workplace Charging Scheme is a voucher-based scheme designed to provide eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge points.
OLEV’s ‘Workplace Charging Scheme’ grant contribution is limited to £500 for each socket up to a maximum of 20 across all sites for each application (i.e. the maximum amount that a business could receive through the scheme is £10,000).