EV Charging Knowledge Bank

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 cost and installation of a single home chargepoint up to a maximum of £350 per eligible vehicle.

Key features

The key features of the OLEV 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.

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 appears on the OLEV eligibility list for the Plug-in Car and Van Grants. 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 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

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.

OLEV approved installers

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

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