Home Charging

Helping your drivers get EV ready

Switching to an EV means trips to the petrol station become a thing of the past, but the lack of home charging can often put drivers off making the change.  

You can include the home charger installation cost in your lease with the option to split it over monthly instalments, rolled into one simple package with one point of contact, making the process hassle-free.

Home charging with VWFS Fleet…

It’s simple for your business:
  • Cost spread across monthly vehicle lease instalments
  • No hidden charges
  • Four-year warranty
  • We’ll arrange and install the charging point
  • Remote diagnostics and wireless software updates

It’s simple for your drivers:
  • We’ll contact your driver to arrange the installation
  • Fast, safe, WiFi-enabled home charging
  • Morning preheat function (available on selected EVs)
  • App access to daily, weekly and monthly usage for easy expense submissions

What if drivers are unable to install a home chargepoint?

For those who don’t have access to off-street parking for home charging, or those unable to install a chargepoint at their home, there are a number of potential alternative solutions that can support your drivers in charging up conveniently at or close to home:

  • On-street home charging

Some local councils are working with companies, such as Kerbo Charge, to install cable gulleys or ducts across the pavement outside EV drivers’ homes. This innovative solution means drivers can run a cable from a home wall box to an EV parked on the street at the front of the house, without creating trip hazards for pedestrians.

  • On-street public charging

Companies such as Connected Kerb and Ubitricity are working with local councils to install public on-street charging where it’s needed most. They have already installed thousands of chargers across the country, improving access to convenient charging for those who are unable to charge at home.

  • Community charging

Community charging initiatives are seeing people pool existing resources – chargers, space, infrastructure, etc – to enable more members of the local community to run EVs more conveniently.

Co Charger is a collaborative scheme – think Airbnb for EV charging – which enables people with EV chargers to rent them out, on a regular basis, to other EV drivers. This means those who can’t charge at home can find convenient, local solutions, for a fraction of the price of the public charging network. Drivers can find a local charger by exploring the user map. More details of how the scheme works for both chargepoint hosts and ‘chargees’ can be found here.

Are there any government grants available to support EV charging?

  • Electric vehicle chargepoint grant

Those living in flats or rental accommodation in the UK are eligible for an electric vehicle chargepoint grant. The grant covers up to £350 or 75% of the cost to buy and install a home charge socket (whichever is lower). The full terms and conditions are available on the GOV.UK website. Landlords are also able to apply for funding to install charging bays at their properties.

If you have a qualifying EV and off-street parking, the grant will be claimed on your behalf by an authorised Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) installer.

  • Additional charging grants in Scotland

Through the domestic chargepoint funding scheme, Scottish residents who meet the criteria can claim up to £300 towards the cost of purchasing and installing home chargepoints for EVs. The scheme is funded by Transport for Scotland and administered by the Energy Savings trust.

It is available to:

  • Rural EV owners (residents who live in rural areas of Scotland)
  • Used EV owners (residents who purchased their EVs via the Scottish government’s used EV loan).

Drivers can check if their postcode is eligible here.

Here to help

Whether your drivers have access to off-street parking or not, out EV experts will work with you to find the right home charging solution – so you can transition your fleet with ease.

We will also signpost relevant industry grants to ensure you’re making the most of the support available to help you make the switch.

Get in touch for more information.