OLEV Grant

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

What is the OLEV grant?

This is a government grant for electric cars provided by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

  • The OLEV grant provides £500 off the cost of purchasing & installing a home charging point.
  • Available for most electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars.
  • You can claim one charging per eligible vehicle and up to two charging points per household.

How do I qualify for the OLEV grant?

To qualify for the OLEV grant, you need to have purchased an eligible electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle from 1st April 2015 onwards.

  • You must have off-street parking.
  • You must use an OLEV-approved home charging point installer.

OLEV grant eligible vehicles

Eligible electric vehicles :

  • BMW i3
  • BYD e6
  • Citroen CZero
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mahindra e20
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater)
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Peugeot iON
  • Renault Fluence
  • Renault ZOE
  • Smart fortwo electric drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen e-Golf

Eligible plug-in hybrid vehicles:

  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • BMW 225xe
  • BMW 330e
  • Kia Optima Saloon PHEV
  • Mercedes-Benz C350 e (with 17 inch rear wheels)
  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e SE
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (except GX3h 4Work)
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • Vauxhall Ampera
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE
  • Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum

Eligible vans:

  • BD Otomotiv eTraffic
  • BD Otomotiv eDucato
  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell
  • Mitsubishi Outlander GX3h 4Work
  • Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van)
  • Peugeot ePartner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE
  • Smith Electric Smith Edison

Ineligible vehicles:

Electric or plug-in vehicles with a retail price over £60,000 aren’t eligible for the OLEV Grant.

This includes:

  • Audi Q7
  • BMW i8
  • Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid
  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

How do I claim the OLEV grant?

To claim £500 off the cost of your new home charging point, all you have to do is fill in the simple electric car charging point form and the POD Point team of experts will do the rest!

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