If your looking to buy an EV (Electric Vehicle) or PHEV (Petrol Hybrid Electric Vehicle)? Then it's highly likely you're going to need an EV Charge Point, more commonly know as electric car chargers.
Our products are compatible with all current EVs and PHEVs and have been certified by many of the world's leading manufacturers - including Audi, BMW, Hyundai. Kia, Mini, Mitsubish, Mercedes, Nissan, Volvo, Volkswagen, etc...
Mad About Electrics are York's NIC EIC OZEV Approved Electrical Contractors. We are approved to carry out your Electric Car Charge Point installation in and around York.
We can help you charge your electric car quickly and safely with our range of smart EV Charge Points
If you live in rented accomodation with off street parking, Your electric vehicle will probably qualify for a government grant of up to £350 towards the installation or a charge point for your EV
Your business could go green by installing Electric Vehicle Charge Points for the staff or your valued customers
We have created a simple on-line Electric Vehicle charge point pre-installation enquiry form. Please fill in the form if you would like us to supply and install a charge point for your electric vehicle
The EV chargepoint grant for landlords gives financial support to landlords and other entities to buy and install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints at residential or commercial properties in the UK. This is an interim manual service that will be in place until a digital service for this scheme goes live (expected summer 2022). To access the grant, a landlord must first register. Installers approved by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) can then make claims for work completed on their behalf. The grant provides funding towards the cost of buying and installing EV chargepoints. Chargepoints may be able to charge one or more vehicles simultaneously, depending on the number of sockets they have. The grant amount given is per chargepoint socket installed. It provides up to 75% of the cost towards the purchase and installation of a chargepoint socket, limited to £350 per grant. Landlords can receive up to 200 grants a year for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties. These may be across a number of properties and installations or just for one property. The grant is provided by OZEV. The government reserves the right to terminate the grant at any time, but will aim to provide 4 weeks’ notice. Should the grant rate change, or the scheme end, the government will honour grant claims made before the date of any public announcement subject to meeting all relevant criteria set out in this guidance. The announcement will detail how claims made after it will be treated.
To learn more about the application process, OZEV has created a guide that is available by clicking on the link below.
It's simple - if a charger is able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal, then it’s a smart charge point. Smart charging can reduce high peaks of electricity demands and minimise the cost of electric vehicles to the electricity system. EV drivers can benefit from off-peak charging and reduced energy costs.
You don’t have to worry about this as the OZEV Grant is actually applied for by us on your behalf, we’ll handle the application for you.
To claim up to £350 off the cost of your charge point, the next steps are to answer a few simple questions and share essential documents with us when ordering your home EV charge point.
Well its not as complicated as you might think. Contact us and we will conduct an on site survey, we’ll provide guidance on the most suitable EV charge point installation along with an estimate for the work. If you are happy with the estimate we will schedule the work in our work diary and begin the grant claim process. That's it! Easy peasy!
Your EV charge point requires an it's own dedicated ciruit, usually directly from the property’s consumer unit (aka "the fuseboard"). The cable required to supply the charger is quite chunky and therefore careful planning is required to find the best route for it. We are not a company who just finds the quickest & easiest route for the cable. We take great pride in our work and treat every installation as if it was our own home or property.
One part of the installation clients aren't always aware of is there is sometimes a requirement for an earth spike to be installed. Thankfully, there are EV chargers that have built in safety features that can eliminate the need for an earth spike. In our experience this is where some installers fall short of the 18th Edition regulations. Where possible, we aim to design your installation so there won't be any requirements to install an earth rod.
Most installations will usually be started and completed on the same day. It really depends on your property, location of the consumer unit, the run where we install the cable and where you would like the EV charge point installed.
Yes indeed. The charger will usually be installed, tested, commissioned and registered with the manufacturer on the day and will be ready to go straight away. If the manufacturer has an issue at their end, it's usually easily resolved during working hours.
You will receive our invoice, usually by email after we carry out the installation. As we claim the £350 grant on your behalf, the invoice you receive from Mad About Electrics will be for the amount remaining as per our estimate.
As well as our invoice, you will also receive an electrical installation certificate and the Part P notification for the work.
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle chargepoints.
The contribution is limited to the 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £350 for each socket, up to a
maximum of 20 across all sites for each business.
Full details of the scheme are available on the OLEV website here
WCS is available to any business, charity or public authority, however there are few conditions which need to be met:
To claim a WCS voucher you need to complete an online application form
If your application is approved you will be sent an email with a voucher code. Pass this code onto Mad About Electrics so that they can claim the grant once the installation is complete.
The voucher is valid for 120 days from the date of issue so it is a good idea to talk to us before completing the application