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EV chargepoint grant
The government offers grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
The EV chargepoint grant provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK. It replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) on 1 April 2022.
How do I qualify for the OZEV Grant?
This scheme replaces the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and is open to:
- homeowners who live in flats
- people in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties)
You may apply for this grant if you are one of the following:
- landlord of a property that lets the property or the must live in rental accommodation or own a flat
- companies owning the freehold of a leased or rented property
- property factor listed here in the property factor register
To be eligible for the grant, the vehicle must be listed on the EVHS eligible vehicles list at the time of installation. The list includes battery-powered and plug-in electric cars, vans, taxis and motorcycles.
If a vehicle or model is not listed, it is not eligible for grant.
Vehicles are listed at the request of their manufacturers. If your vehicle is not present, contact the manufacturer of the vehicle to confirm why it is not listed.
Frequently Asked Questions.
A customer will qualify if they have a qualifying vehicle and property as detailed below.
A customer is not permitted to claim for a grant if they have previously claimed against the scheme (or its predecessors, the EVHS) and the Domestic Recharge Scheme unless they own 2 eligible electric vehicles concurrently in which case a second chargepoint grant can be claimed. This includes if they:
- move property
- purchase a new chargepoint, even if it is for a new car that is not compatible with the old one
- update an old chargepoint to a new one
- want to claim against the cost of moving an existing chargepoint to a new property
The EV chargepoint grant provides a 75% contribution to the cost of one chargepoint and its installation.
A grant cap is set at £350 (including VAT) per installation.
The main requirement is that a person owns, leases or has ordered a qualifying vehicle and has dedicated off-street parking at their property.
OZEV aims to process claims for experienced installers within 30 working days.
The government reserves the right to terminate the grant at any time but will aim to provide 4 weeks’ notice.
Should the grant rate change, or the scheme end, the government will honour grant claims made before the date of any public announcement subject to meeting all relevant criteria set out in this guidance. The announcement will detail how claims made after it will be treated.