OLEV EVHS - Government Grant
As an additional incentive for UK drivers to reduce emissions, the government grant for Homecharge units has been provided by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The OLEV Grant, also known as Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), provides £500 off the cost of purchasing & installing a home charging point and can be claimed on the majority of plug-in vehicles on today’s market. You can claim one charging per eligible vehicle and up to two charging points per household.
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 chargepoint.
- 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 chargepoint installer.
Not all plug-in vehicles are eligible for the OLEV EVHS grant. All full battery electric vehicles are eligible, but plug-in hybrid vehicle CO2 emissions must be calculated below 75g/km.
OLEV maintains a list of those vehicles which are eligible on the government website.