ecar home and workplace charge point grant 2013/14

From the 1st of April 2013, electric vehicle owners can avail of a grant for the supply and installation of a smart home or workplace charging point.

Electric vehicle owners will order their charge point from a list of accredited suppliers, who will then install the charge point. After installation and commissioning, the charge point supplier will re-claim the grant and ecar will reimburse the supplier with the cost. The maximum limit of grant-funding is £1,500 and if the cost exceeds this limit, it will need to be paid by the customer.

Step by Step Guide for the ecar Customer

Step 1

Order your electric vehicle with your vehicle distributor.

Step 2

Register for ecar online here.

Step 3

Contact one or more of the accredited charge point suppliers on the List of Accredited Suppliers below to discuss the type of charge point you need and obtain a quotation.

Please note - the list of accredited suppliers will be published online prior to the 1st of April.

Step 4

Select your supplier and ensure your charge point is installed before your electric vehicle is delivered. The maximum amount covered by the grant is £1500.

List of accredited suppliers



James McKemey, Sales and Business Development Manager

POD Point Ltd.
t: 020 7247 4114
m: 07817 380242
w: www.pod-point.com
a: POD Point, Discovery House 28-42 Banner Street EC1Y 8QE London


Information for Charge Point Suppliers

Charge Point Suppliers are welcome to apply for accreditation to supply and install charge points in Northern Ireland.

For information on how to become an accredited supplier in Northern Ireland, please see the guidance document Overall Guidance for Charge Point Suppliers (PDF 530KB).

This document sets out the information charge point providers and installers need in order to install home and workplace charge points and the process by which the grant is claimed on behalf of the customer.