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We are keen to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in St Helens as a less polluting alternative to conventional petrol or diesel engine vehicles.
Electric vehicles offer an equivalent driving experience to conventional vehicles. They have many benefits such as being very cheap to run, as well as potentially improving air quality (nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter emissions are reduced at point of use) and reducing carbon emissions.
Electric vehicles are broken down into three main types:
Zap Map also provides the location of electric charging points throughout the whole of the UK and Ireland.
More information on electric vehicles can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website.
These grants are administered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to help make EV ownership more affordable. Find more information on these grants:
Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK. There are a number of conditions for eligibility of receiving this grant; one of these is that the property must have off-street parking.
Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)
The Workplace Charging Scheme is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging points for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations. There is a maximum limit of £300 per socket for up to 20 sockets.
Go Ultra Low is the national campaign for electric vehicles (EVs). It aims to provide all the facts and information drivers need to make an informed decision about switching to an EV, such as:
Visit www.goultralow.com for more information.