What is the OLEV grant?
In relation to Home charging, the OLEV grant is a government grant for electric vehicle home chargers, provided by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
The OLEV grant, specifically named the Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme (EVHS), provides up to £350 off the cost of purchasing & installing a home charging point from 1st April 2020.
It's available for most electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars, old or new.
You can claim one charge point per eligible vehicle and up to two eligible vehicles per household.
OLEV also offer the separate Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) grant which can be claimed by any business, charity or public authority and provides up to £350 off the cost of purchasing & installing workplace charging points, up to 20 sockets.
How do I qualify for the OLEV grant?
To qualify for OLEV's EVHS grant, you need to have leased an eligible electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle for at least six months or have purchased one on or after 1st October 2016 onwards.
You must have off-street parking.
You must install an OLEV-approved charge point.
The date of installation must not be more than 4 months ahead of the date of delivery or date the customer becomes the registered driver of the electric vehicle.
You must use an OLEV-approved charge point installer like YourCharge.
How do I claim the OLEV Grant?
To claim up to £350 off the cost of your new home charging point, all you have to do is answer a few simple questions when we do the initial site visit, then a member of our team will claim the grant on your behalf.