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OZEV Grant for Homeowners

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OZEV grant for homeowners

The UK government, specifically the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), offers consumers a 75% contribution to the cost and installation of a single home chargepoint up to a maximum of £350 per eligible vehicle. The scheme was formerly known as the OLEV grant (Office for Low Emission Vehicles).

Key features

The key features of the OZEV grant scheme are as follows:

  • The grant is set as a 75% contribution to the cost of one chargepoint up to £350.
  • 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. See the full list of eligible vehicles.

Please note that the OZEV scheme changed in early 2022 to become much more restrictive. As it will no longer apply to most of our customers, we will not be selling projects with the grant anymore.

Who is eligible?

The scheme is open to individuals who:

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

Vehicle eligibility

An electric vehicle is eligible if it has been approved by OZEV. See the full list of eligible vehicles.

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. See more details.

The grant is now only available to residents of flats or rental accommodation, or landlords.

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 OZEV, 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

Eligible chargepoints must be 'smart'. This means chargepoints must be able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal.

OZEV approved installers

To qualify for the grant, you must use an OZEV approved installer, such as Spirit Energy.

You can see the official list of approved installers.

Please note that we only install domestic EV chargepoints alongside new solar PV systems and no longer offer the grant, since it is too restrictive for most of our customers.