OZEV (formerly the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles) is an agency of the UK Government that leads on the development and deployment of electric vehicles.
The OZEV charging grant is part of a £1.5 billion investment in zero emission vehicle technologies in the UK, which the government hopes will encourage drivers to make the switch to electric.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), which is now managed by OZEV, provides vouchers worth up to £350 towards the cost of buying and installing a home charging point, reducing the upfront cost of going electric.
The OZEV Charging Grant is a grant offered to UK taxpayers, which can be used to help cover the cost of installing a home charge point. The grant was introduced by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), under the Department for Transport (DfT). It’s one of several government grants, incentives and subsidies offered to owners of electric cars in the UK.
The government is offering grants for eligible homes, businesses and public organisations across England, Scotland and Wales to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints.
OZEV Charging Grants are available for:
- Overnight charge points for domestic properties
- Workplace chargepoints for businesses, charities and public sector organisations
- Public on-street residential chargepoints
The amount you get depends on what you’re installing and where. Grants can cover up to 75% of the cost of installing a chargepoint, up to a maximum of £350 for domestic properties and £500 for non-domestic properties.
Car buyers will only be able to claim a Government grant for one home chargepoint per eligible vehicle – so if you have multiple vehicles, you’ll have to pay privately (or apply through your workplace) for any extra chargepoints. You won’t be allowed to claim grants for second homes, either.
Availability and eligibility
The OZEV Charging Grants are available until March 31st 2021, or until funding runs out. To be eligible for an OZEV Charging Grant, you must hold a valid UK driving licence and either own an electric car or be planning to buy one in the future. You must also have off-street parking at your home.
How much can I get?
You can claim up to £350 towards the cost of installing an approved home charging point on a first come first served basis, so if you’re considering installing EV charging infrastructure at home, don’t wait too long!
How long will it take?
Once you’ve submitted your application and it has been approved, we’ll send you a voucher. This will be valid for three months from issue and can be used for the installation of any charge point within this timescale. Once you’ve decided which type of charge point is best for your needs, simply choose an installer in your area.