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    Summary

    The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a grant that businesses can use to reduce the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points for their staff by up to £10,000.

    • The WCS grant is for £500 per charge point socket up to 20 sockets per applicant business.
    • The WCS is available to any business, charity or public authority, with some conditions.
    • The grant is provided by the government Office for Low Emissions Vehicles.

    What is the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)?

    The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a government scheme for electric vehicles offered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

    • The WCS reduces the purchase and installation cost of a new workplace charging station (single socket) by 75% (capped at £500 per socket).
    • A single business can claim for up to a maximum of 20 charge points (e.g. 20 single socket or 10 double socket charge points).
    • You can’t retrospectively claim for existing charge points on your premises.

    How do I qualify for the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)?

    The WCS is available to any business, charity or public authority, with some conditions including the following:

    • You must have sufficient off-street parking.
    • While you do not need to currently have electric vehicles as part of your fleet, you will need to express an existing or future need for the business.
    • You must have the charging station installed by an OLEV-approved workplace charging station installer like Pod Point.

    How does the Workplace Charging Scheme work?

    The WCS is a voucher based system.

    • First you complete an online application.
    • If successful you will be emailed a voucher code which you can then present to your OLEV-approved installer which your installer will then use to claim the grant after the installation is complete.
    • The voucher code is valid for 120 days from the date of issue.

    How do I claim the Workplace Charging Scheme with Falcon Electric?

    Falcon Electric is an OLEV-approved installer, To reduce the cost of your Workplace charge point by up to £500, all you need to do is speak to a member of our team who will help you through the process of claiming the grant.

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