EV Chargepoint Grant
A complete guide about what the EV Chargepoint Grant is, how you can benefit from it and how to claim £350 for a home charging point.
What is the OLEV Grant?
The EV Chargepoint Grant 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)
Electric vehicles are a crucial step to decarbonising our transport system and reducing air pollution through zero tailpipe emissions. The government recognises that many people will want to charge their electric vehicles at home. This grant scheme is designed to help them do so.
The EV chargepoint grant is available for flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties. It 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 dedicated off-street parking at their property.
They also must live in rental accommodation or own a flat.
The grant works by a customer choosing an EVHS installer to install their chargepoint.
The EVHS installer checks that they qualify and then applies on the customer’s behalf.
The installer will bill the customer for the price of the installation, less the grant amount they have applied for.
If the application is successful, the installer will be paid the grant amount that they have offset from the customer’s bill.