OZEV Grant: A Complete Guide

A complete guide about what the OZEV EV Chargepoint Grant is, how you can benefit from it and how to claim up to £350 for a home charging point.

Last updated: May 06, 2022 3 min read

Summary

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

  • The OZEV EV chargepoint grant provides up to £350 off the cost of purchasing and installing a home charging point.

  • The grant is available for people who live in a rented property or own a flat with dedicated off-street parking.

  • You can only claim one chargepoint per eligible vehicle and household.

  • OZEV also offers a separate Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) grant which can be claimed by any business, charity or public authority and provides up to £350 off the cost of purchasing and installing workplace charging points, up to a maximum of 40 sockets.

Note: As of 31st March, the previous OZEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) is no longer available to claim.

How do I qualify for the OZEV Grant?

The grant is available for:

  • Homeowners who live in flats.

  • People living in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties).

To be eligible for the grant, you must:

  • Live in a rented property or own a flat.

  • Have dedicated off-street parking.

  • Own, lease or have use of an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle eligible for the grant.

  • Not have already claimed the grant (either the EV chargepoint grant or the previous EVHS grant) for your EV.

Additionally, please note that you can no longer claim for 2 chargepoints if you own a second EV.

See full qualifying criteria, including vehicle and property requirements, on the government website.

Which vehicles are eligible for the OZEV Grant?

Not all plug-in vehicles are eligible for the grant. All full battery electric vehicles are eligible, but plug-in hybrid vehicle CO2 emissions must be calculated below 50g/km.

See a list of OZEV eligible vehicles on the government website.

How do I claim the OZEV Grant?

If you live in a rented house with dedicated off-street parking, all you have to do is answer a few simple questions and complete some documents with us while ordering your Solo 3 Charger.

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

If you live in a flat with dedicated off-street parking, we ask you to get in touch with your property manager as they may be able to claim an additional £500 towards the cost of installing infrastructure for you and your neighbours via the upcoming Car Park Grant. You can use our email template to kickstart the conversation.

Additional grant in Scotland

Please note: This funding is currently closed. For updates visit the official guidance on the EST grant.

Through the Energy Saving Trust Scotland, the Scottish Government offers Scottish residents an additional grant of up to £250 (or £350 for those in the most remote areas of Scotland), on top of the OZEV grant.

Just as with the OZEV grant, and in addition to it, Pod Point assists our Scottish customers to take advantage of this grant through the standard ordering process.

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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