Podpoint pricing/Gov grant update

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Post by Deleted User 368 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:28 pm

May be useful to people - things are changing ref £350 grant end of March. Podpoint cannot guarantee fitting and you may be charge full price!!

If you are thinking of getting a charger best get in quick and/or shop around.

https://pod-point.com/ozev-update-2022

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Post by RichR » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:42 pm

It was meant to stop in March 2021 but they extended it for another year, though capped at a lower level than it was. When I had my PodPoint installed 4 years ago, I got £500 off the total, but not you only get £350.

I think the idea was that once the EV market was mature enough, then car manufacturers would be able to offer discounted installation of domestic charge points rather than the government doing it. The grant was there to help increase adoption of EVs, and encourage the car manufacturers to start getting more models out - and that now appears to be happening.
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Post by Deleted User 368 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:48 pm

Yes - totally agree; except that Skoda are not “helping” with any costs towards their recommended installer. Hopefully people get in quick to grab the £350.

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Post by RichR » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:56 pm

I suspect they won't whilst the government grant still exists. May well change in March - though they might be pushing their own EVSE unit (the one shown on the Infotainment when you're charging, that most dealerships have) rather than PodPoint or other third party one.
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Post by Deleted User 368 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:09 pm

Yes - interesting times and a fast changing landscape that’s difficult to keep up with. I phoned Podpoint this morning after paying 2 weeks ago; they advised probably early January. I have just come off the phone to the installers who will be fitting tomorrow afternoon!!. Fingers crossed etc. Then all I need is the car.

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Post by ians » Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:10 pm

We recently had our Podpoint installed. Three weeks from order to installation.
Engineer who did the install (sub contractor to PodPoint) said they were struggling to get installs booked in as demand has increased massively recently and they were now installing approx 10,000 units per week nationwide. Seems an incredible volume to me but that was what he said.
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Post by Fossilnot » Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:28 am

The leccy who installed ours (under contract to EO/Octopus) told me he had done no other work at all during the last FOUR YEARS except the fitting of EV charge points. Every one slightly different in installation requirements, he said, but all essentially fancy sockets.

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Post by Jonbest » Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:14 am

My car is on order and I received an email from Pod Point yesterday to start the installation process.
I've got solar, so I'm looking for a charger that can utilise the excess solar such as a MyEnergi Zappi, which I don't think the Pod Point unit supports. Does anyone know what I need to arrange an install through an electrician, other than Pod Point, assuming I need the VIN, but if anyone could confirm?
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Post by MikeJL » Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:36 pm

Your electrician needs to be qualified to install charge points & you need proof that you have ordered (or own) a qualifying car. Your order confirmation from the dealer will do. You don’t need the VIN.
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Post by MikeJL » Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:05 pm

Have just had my installation scheduled for 10th Jan, earliest date for Lincoln area. Order had been on hold pending news of the car, but thought I’d better crack on if they are getting busy. If by chance the car arrives first, I’ll have to camp out in it at the local dealer to make use of their chargers 😀
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