Here at Tectonic we are OZEV approved, also known as OLEV approved installers for smart EV charging points in Eastbourne for both home chargers and workplace chargers. This means as OZEV approved we can install EV chargers to claim the government grants.
If you’re already driving an electric vehicle, have one on order waiting in anticipation or your considering your options for your next car/van we’ve put together a check list below to show our customers what we doing during a site survey at your home for an EV charger point. This may help you understand what does into your installation as it’s not always as straight forward as plug and charge.
EV Home Charger Point Site Survey Checklist:
- Is there adequate demand
- Check the bonding
- Identify supply characteristics
- What type of earth system in currently being used
- Rating and condition of the existing distribution equipment
- Has the fixed wiring been recently inspected or check when next inspection is due
- Check if planning permission is required
- Is there surge protection installed
- Check the mobile data signal available
- Find a suitable location for equipment that customer is happy with
- Is the proposed charge point location within WiFi range
- Is there capacity on the customers existing router for additional connection
- Carry out a risk assessment for the installation
Electrical Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)
The EVHS is a government grant where you could receive up to £350 towards your charge point installation. To be eligible for the grant you must use and approved OZEV also know as OLEV installer and install an approved OZEV charging point, to view what charge points are OZEV approved click here. The EVHS ended on 31st March 2022 with a new grant scheme in place but this is aimed at homeowners that live in flat or people in rental accommodation, you’ll find this is basically the same criteria as the EVHS scheme for approved charger points and approved installers. To find out more check out our EV charge point grant flat owners & rented accommodation here.
- EV- Electric Vehicle
- OZEV – Office of Zero Emission Vehicles
- OLEV – Office of Low Emission Vehicles
- EVHS – Electrical Vehicle Homecharge Scheme
Not 100% sure on what car to look at? Take a look at Top Gear’s Best Electric Cars 2022 countdown here to give you give tips and ideas that my benefit you.