OLEV Grant: A Complete Guide

A complete guide about what the OLEV EVHS Grant is, how you can benefit from it and how to claim up to £500 for a home charging point.

Summary

In the context of home charging, the “OLEV Grant” refers to a government grant for electric car home chargers, provided by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

  • The OLEV Grant, specifically named the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), provides up to £500 off the cost of purchasing & installing a home charging point.
  • It’s available for most electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars.
  • You can claim one chargepoint per eligible vehicle and up to two eligible vehicles per household.

How do I qualify for the OLEV Grant?

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 like Pod Point.

Which vehicles are eligible for the OLEV Grant?


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 here.

How do I claim the OLEV Grant?

To claim up to £500 off the cost of your new home charging point, all you have to do is answer a few simple questions and share some documents with us while ordering your Pod Point.

Our team will then do the heavy lifting and claim the grant on your behalf.

Tip: Save around £1,000 a year in fuel costs with a home charging point (instead of relying on public charging facilities).

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