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OLEV Grant for Homeowners

 

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The UK government, specifically the Office for Low Carbon Vehicles (OLEV) currently offers consumers a 75% contribution to the costand installation of a single home chargepoint up to a maximum of £500 per eligible vehicle.

Key features

The key features of the new scheme are as follows:

  • The grant is set as a 75% contribution to the cost of one chargepoint up to £500
  • The scheme will run until the funds are used up
  • Electric vehicle owners must provide evidence of keepership, lease, or be named as the primary user of an eligible electric vehicle in order to be able to qualify for the grant. A full list of eligible vehicles can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants/eligibility

Who is eligible?

The scheme is open to individuals who:

  • become registered keepers of new and second hand electric vehicles from 1 October 2016 onwards
  • are assigned an eligible company vehicle for at least 6 months from 1 October 2016 onwards
  • lease an eligible electric vehicle for at least than 6 months from 1 October 2016 onwards
  • eligible commercial fleet vehicle and are named as the primary user for at least 6 months from 1 October 2016 onwards
  • order an electric vehicle and are in receipt of the vehicle from 1 September 2016 onwards

Vehicle eligibility

An electric vehicle is eligible if it appears on the OLEV eligibility list for the Plug-in Car and Van Grants. A full list of eligible vehicles can be found at https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants/eligibility

Property eligibility

In addition to being the registered keeper, leasing or have primary access to an electric vehicle you must have off street parking facilities suitable for chargepoint installation.

If you do not have off street parking, your Local Authority may be able to help via a central Government grant to install recharging infrastructure. More details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/137855/street-charging-plug-in-vehicles-guide.pdf

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme requires each grant claim to be accompanied by a form which includes a customer declaration. The customer declaration is an important part of the grant claim and any missing information will make the claim invalid and payment will not be made.

As the resident and registered keeper (or in some cases the lessee or primary user) you should read the form carefully to make sure you can answer all of the questions and provide all of the necessary evidence

Chargepoint installers are required to collect data on each charging event and to send anonymised summary data to OLEV, or its representatives, every quarter. Data handling is fully compliant with the provisions of the Data Protection Act. For each charging event, the following data will be collected: – Chargepoint ID – Start date and time – End date and time – Total energy drawn (kWh)

Chargepoint eligibility

From the 1st of July 2019 eligible chargepoints will have to be 'smart'. This means chargepoints must be able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal. 

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