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 OLEV Approved Electrical Contractors. We are approved to carry out your Electric Car Charge Point installation in and around York.
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is connected to both the UK Department of Transport and the UK Department of Trade, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. It exists to promote the adoption of low emission vehicles.
The manufacturer, as well as the installer of your charge point, need to be authorized by OLEV for a successful application. Both Mad About Electrics and the charge points manufacturers we use are OLEV approved. There are currently two grant schemes available. The EVHS (Electric Vehicle Home Charge) scheme and the WCS (Workplace Charging Scheme). See here for WCS information. To qualify for the EVHS OLEV Grant you need to meet the following criteria:
To learn more about the application process, OLEV 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 OLEV Grant is actually applied for by us on your behalf, we’ll handle the application for you.
To claim up to £500 off the cost of your new home 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. An earth spike is required in some all cases. In our experience this is where some installers fall short of the 18th Edition regulations. Earth spikes are not the best looking item in the world, but with good planning and good execution you can minimise the impact on the installation.
Standard installations will normally take around half a day. In some cases it can take a full day depending on the installation requirements. 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 cary out the installation. As we claim the £500 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 the electrical installation certificate and the Part P Notification for the work. Again this will usualy be sent by email.
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 £500 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