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DfT plans to digitise Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

15/01/21

Mark Say Managing Editor

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The Department for Transport (DfT) is aiming to set up a new digital process for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS).

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This comes in line with plans to extend the use of the scheme – currently providing subsidies to vehicle owners to install home recharging points – to support the provision of ducting in car parks.

The DfT has been looking for support in discovery and alpha projects, scheduled to run through the spring and early summer, for digitising what is currently a manual process.

The market notice says it has to ensure usability and accessibility and provide fraud and budgetary controls to handle at least 15,000 applications per month. It also specifies the use of open source technology and adherence to the Government’s Technology Code of Practice and Digital Service Standards.

Users of the service are expected to include vehicle owners, small businesses that want to provide a car park with charge points, and electricians who install them.

A sister grant scheme, the Workplace Charging Scheme, is already provided through a digital service developed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. It enables businesses to apply for a voucher online for the installation of up to 40 chargepoints.

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