To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Government funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles has been allocated (a) directly and (b) indirectly via local authorities to electric vehicle charge point operators for the roll out and operation of electric vehicle charge points since January 2020.
4 July 2022
The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) does not fund chargepoint operators directly for public chargepoints. The only scheme that has allocated funding for public chargepoints via Local Authorities since January 2020, is the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) – that supports authorities deliver chargepoints for residents without off-street parking.
In the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years, OZEV has allocated over £32m to local authorities through ORCS – which will in turn be made available to chargepoint operators to help deploy chargepoints in the authorities’ areas.
OZEV also provides grant funding to install private chargepoints via the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme and Workplace Charging Scheme. The chargepoints installed under these schemes are owned and maintained by the grant recipients, who are private individuals or businesses. The customers are the ultimate recipients of the grant funding.
The private sector has a critical role to play in providing convenient, affordable and reliable charging for all. We are already seeing a proliferation of public chargepoints at supermarkets, gyms and tourist attractions, installed without Government support.