Electric charging for cars, vans, motorcycles and scooters

Electric cars – EV charging solutions

Car dealerships and manufacturers can currently get grants to reduce the price you pay for brand new electric and hybrid vehicles. You don’t need to do anything if you want to buy one of these vehicles – the dealer will include the value of the grant in the vehicle’s price. Not all electric or hybrid vehicles are eligible for a grant – only vehicles that have been approved by the government. There are 6 categories of vehicle, based on CO2 emissions. The grant depends on which category the vehicle is in.

Category 1 cars

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 70 miles (112km) without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • BMW i3
  • BYD e6
  • Citroen CZero
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater)
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Peugeot iON
  • Renault Fluence
  • Renault ZOE
  • Smart fortwo electric drive
  • Smart forfour electric drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen e-Golf

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £4,500.

Category 2 cars

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 10 miles (16km) without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • BMW 225xe
  • BMW 330e
  • BMW 530e
  • Hyundai IONIQ PHEV
  • Kia Niro PHEV
  • Kia Optima PHEV
  • Mercedes-Benz C350 e (with 17 inch rear wheels)
  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e SE
  • MINI Countryman PHEV
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (except Commercial)
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • Vauxhall Ampera
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE
  • Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum (2017 model year only)

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Category 3 cars

This vehicle has CO2 emissions of 50 to 75g/km and can travel at least 32km (20 miles) without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for this vehicle, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Electric vans

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel at least  10 miles (16km) without any CO2 emissions at all:

Qualifying vans:

  • BD Otomotiv eTraffic
  • BD Otomotiv eDucato
  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial
  • Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van)
  • Peugeot ePartner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE
  • Smith Electric Smith Edison

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £8,000.

Non-qualifying electric and hybrid vehicles:

Category 2 or 3 cars with a recommended retail price over £60,000 are not eligible for a grant. This includes:

  • Audi Q7 (category 2)
  • BMW i8 (category 2)
  • Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid (category 3)
  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (category 3)

EV Motorbikes and scooters

We supply and install charging units for electric motor cycles and scooters.

If your motor cycle or scooter has a standard plug connection we can still install a dedicated circuit to supply this outlet.

A new dedicated circuit and outlet will minimise the risk of stress and overloading to the existing circuits which can cause fire. A new circuit will also insure your charging outlet has suitable RCD protection for the user.

OLEV grants are available on motorbikes and mopeds.

Motorbikes

OLEV grants available on motorbikes which have zero carbon dioxide  (CO2) emissions and a zero emission range of at least 31 miles (50km) between charges.

Qualifying motorcycles:

  • BMW C evolution
  • Energica Ego
  • Energica Eva
  • Scutum Silence S02
  • Torrot Muvi
  • Vmoto 100
  • Vmoto 120
  • Zero Motorcycles (all models)

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Motorcycle manufacture Zero has a Quick Charger System which can dramatically reduce charging times on all their there models. Other companys employ a charge tank which works with the Level 2 public and home charging stations using the J1772 standard.

Mopeds

OLEV grants available on mopeds which have zero CO2 emissions and can travel at least 19 miles (30km) between charges.

Qualifying mopeds:

  • Torrot Muvi City
  • Vmoto Super Soco TS1200R

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Electric Vehicle Homecharging

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK. List of cars and vans eligible:

EVHS qualifying cars:

  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi Q7 e-tron*
  • BMW 225xe
  • BMW 330e
  • BMW 530e
  • BMW i3
  • BMW i8*
  • BYD e6
  • Chevrolet Volt †
  • Citroen CZero
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Hyundia IONIQ Electric
  • Hyundai IONIQ PHEV
  • Kia Nero PHEV
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Kia Optima PHEV
  • Mahindra e2o
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • Mercedes E350 e SE
  • Mercedes-Benz C350 e
  • Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid*
  • Mitsubishi iMiEV †
  • MINI Countryman PHEV
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (except GX3h 4Work)
  • Nissan e-NV200 5-seater and 7-seater
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Peugeot iON
  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid*
  • Renault Fluence †
  • Renault ZOE
  • Smart fortwo electric drive †
  • Smart forfour electric drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • Vauxhall Ampera
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE
  • Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum (2017 model year only)

*The recommended retail price for these cars is above £60,000, so are not eligible for the plug-in car grant. However, they remain eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
† These cars are no longer on sale in the UK so no longer qualify for the plug-in car grant. However, they remain eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

EVHS qualifying vans:

  • BD Otomotiv eTraffic
  • BD Otomotiv eDucato
  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell
  • Mitsubishi Outlander GX3h 4Work
  • Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van)
  • Peugeot ePartner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE
  • Smith Electric Smith Edison

Workplace Charging Scheme

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.

Workplaces can apply for vouchers using the Workplace Charging Scheme application form on government website or U charge can apply for you.

We can install a charging unit at home or at work for your motorcycle or moped.

Please fill out the quick contact form with your make and model and we can tell you which chargers are compatible.