There are two types of OLEV grants for charge points:
Save £500 on purchase and installation of an electric vehicle charge point for your home
The UK government set up a scheme to support the wider use of electric and hybrid cars through the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The grant for home charge points, also known as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), provides 75% off the cost of purchasing and installing a home charge point up to a maximum of £500.
Update July 2019
Back in December 2018, the UK government announced changes to the OLEV grant for home charge points. The update to the grant conditions mean that all charge points must use smart technology in order to be eligible. These changes come into effect from 1 July 2019.
The new regulations, stating that all partially government-funded home charge points must be “smart”, mean that charge points must now be able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal. As part of the UK government’s Road to Zero strategy, smart charging capabilities are hoped to help reduce high peaks of electricity demands, minimising the impact of EVs on the grid and to keep costs down for consumers by enabling, and encouraging, off-peak charging.
The great news
All NewMotion home charge points are fully OLEV-approved for the EVHS post-July and meet all smart charging requirements. Take a look below for further information on the EVHS grant.
The OLEV Grant (also known as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) offers a £500 discount off the purchase & installation costs of a home charging point. The grant is available for most EVs and plug-in hybrids. You can claim one charge point per qualifying vehicle. A household can claim up to two charge point grants.
In order to qualify for the OLEV Grant, you will need to:
OLEV keeps an up-to-date list of vehicles eligible to receive the EVHS grant. You can find this list here.
Second-hand vehicles also apply – just make sure that with both new and used vehicles that your application for the grant is within four months prior to, or after receiving your vehicle.
Claiming the OLEV grant is very straightforward and just incorporates the following four steps when you purchase your home charge point from NewMotion:
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a grant provided by the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) to enable businesses to provide charging solutions at work at a reduced cost.
The WCS reduces the purchase and installation cost of a workplace charge point by 75% (capped at £500 per socket) for up to 20 sockets per business. This can mean a cost saving of up to £10,000.
The grant is available to all businesses large or small with some considerations:
Claiming the OLEV grant for workplace charge points is simple. The WCS is a voucher-based system and NewMotion can take care of most of the process on your behalf. There are just a few simple steps involved when you choose NewMotion for your charging needs: