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Workplace Charging Scheme – Guidance Document for Applicants

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Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) – guidance document for applicants, chargepoint installers and manufacturers 

Effective from April 2020.

Click here to download the Government advice document

Click here to download the Q&A for applicants


Changes from previous versions:

  • The grant cap set at £350 (including VAT) per socket for voucher applications submitted on or after the 1st of April 2020
  • An increase in the number of sockets from 20 to 40 per company
  • The minimum technical specification for the Workplace Charging Scheme has been updated. Chargepoint models under ‘fast DC’ with a charging output greater than 3.5kW and not greater than 22kW are now eligible
  • Adding a requirement that where a smart device (such as hub / smart cable etc.) is separate to a main dumb chargepoint, a third photo should be provided showing the smart device and its serial number
  • Clarification that installers must not charge customers for the grant in advance of payment being made by OLEV
  • Clarification that customers may buy their own chargepoints and claim for the installation, if the chargepoint meets the minimum technical requirements
  • Clarifications on the use of authorised installers
  • Extension of voucher validity from 120 to 180 days.

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