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Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 130650, tabled on 16 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of how much people who have received funding through the OLEV grant schemes have paid for the installation of an electric vehicle chargepoint at their home; and how much on average people who have not received a grant have paid for such installation in the last four years.

Answered on

11 January 2021

The department has not performed bespoke analysis to assess the question asked.

An indicative assessment of the costs of installing a chargepoint was performed as part of the Building Regulations Impact Assessment. In a private off-street residential setting, based upon a 7kW smart chargepoint, it is estimated that the cost of installing a chargepoint will range from a low of £982 to a high of £2,415.

Analysis of the EVHS scheme is attached. This shows the average cost to the customer over the years that a grant has been available. This is based on data up until 5 May 2020. The average amount a customer has paid, when using the scheme, is £570. This will include the cost of the EV chargepoint, any ancillary equipment, labour and any VAT charged, less the grant rate available to the customer.

The department does not have data on what customers outside of the scheme would have paid. Nor do we have information on how companies advertise the cost of chargepoint installations.

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