Grant funding for businesses looking to switch to electric vehicles

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Businesses in Cambridge are now able to access grant funding to replace their existing vehicles with electric vehicles, thanks to capital grants now available through the Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEECP).

BEECP can potentially provide grant funding up to a maximum of £20,000 or 25 per cent of the total costs, to eligible businesses for energy efficiency measures such as LED lighting, heating and insulation and, as of 1 October, they are now able to offer financial assistance to help eligible businesses to buy electric vehicles or invest in a solar PV renewable energy system.

Antony Gough, Project Manager at BEE, explained: “To date, we’ve awarded over £150,000 in grants to businesses within the Cambridgeshire area, enabling them to implement energy efficiency projects which not only improve their sustainability credentials, but reduce their operating costs too. To be able to extend our offering to include electric vehicles and solar PV means that we are hopefully able to assist even more businesses.”

Businesses are urged to register their interest whilst the funding is still available.

There are general eligibility criteria that the business will need to meet to qualify for support from BEECP, but 95 per cent of businesses are eligible. Business can find out more and register their interest at or by emailing or calling 01733 882549.

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