How do I access funding for my home charge point?
The typical cost for a home charge point and installation is approximately £1000. As part of its Electric Vehicle Homecharge scheme, OLEV currently offers applicants £500 towards this cost. Energy Saving Trust will provide up to £300 further funding on top of this. For the cost covered by OLEV you will not need to make any payment to us, as we will receive this money from OLEV directly. For the costs above what OLEV cover, you will have to pay us and then the Energy Saving Trust will provide you with your (up to £300) reimbursement. Any remaining costs above the £500 provided by OLEV and the £300 provided by Energy Saving Trust you will have to pay yourself.
Applicants need to arrange their installations directly with us and Energy Saving Trust’s involvement is solely to offer grant funding.
In the context of home charging, the “OLEV Grant” refers to a government grant for electric car home chargers, provided by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
- The OLEV Grant,, provides up to £500 off the cost of purchasing & installing a home charging point.
- It’s available for most electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars.
- You can claim one charge point per eligible vehicle and up to two eligible vehicles per household.
- An additional grant of up to £300 is available to Scottish EV drivers via the Energy Savings Trust Scotland.
How do I qualify for the OLEV Grant?
To qualify for OLEV’s EVHS grant, you need to have purchased an eligible electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle from 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 Rolec.
Additional grant in Scotland
Through the Energy Saving Trust Scotland, the Scottish Government offers Scottish residents an additional grant of up to £300, on top of the EVHS grant.