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 also known as Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) 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 October 2016 onwards.

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

E.V.H.S OLEV Grant eligible vehicles and vans

E.V.H.S OLEV Grant– Eligible Vehicles:

  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi Q7 e-tron*
  • BMW 225xe
  • BMW 330e
  • BMW 330e
  • BMW 530e
  • BMW i3
  • BMW i8*
  • BYD e6
  • Chevrolet Volt*
  • Citroën CZero
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric
  • Hyundai IONIQ PHEV
  • Hyundai KONA Electric
  • KIA Niro PHEV
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Kia Optima Saloon PHEV
  • Mahindra e2o
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • Mercedes E350 e AMG Line
  • Mercedes E350 e SE
  • Mercedes-Benz C350 e
  • Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid*
  • Mitsubishi iMiEV*
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (except GX3h 4Work)
  • MINI Countryman PHEV
  • Nissan e-NV200 5-seater and 7-seater
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Peugeot iON
  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid*
  • Renault Fluence*
  • Renault ZOE
  • Smart fortwo electric drive*
  • Smart forfour electric drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • Vauxhall Ampera
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE
  • Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum (2017 model year only)

Eligible vans:

  • BD Otomotiv eTraffi
  • BD Otomotiv eDucato
  • Citroën 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

Eligible taxis:


*The recommended retail price for these cars is above £60,000, so are not eligible for the plug-in car grant. However, they remain eligible for the E.V.H.S OLEV Grant.

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