Grants & Funding

Office for Low Emission VehiclesTo encourage the uptake of electric vehicles across the UK, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) awards various grants to help pay towards the installation of electric vehicle charging points. Specific funding is available for installations at home, in the workplace and on the street.

 

Read About Home Charging - The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

 

Read About Workplace Charging - The Workplace Charging Scheme

 

Read About Street Charging - On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme

 

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)

 

  • Commonly called the 'OLEV Grant' or the 'EVHS Grant'
  • The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme provides up to £350 off the cost of purchasing & installing a home charging point.
  • The grant is available for most electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars, old or new.
  • You can claim for one charge point per eligible vehicle and have up to two eligible vehicles per household.

 

OLEV Grant Eligibility


To qualify for the OLEV EVHS grant you need to...

  • Own or have leased for at least six months an eligible electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
  • You must have dedicated off-street parking.
  • You must install an OLEV-approved charge point like the Pilot EV Lite.
  • You must use an OLEV-approved charge point installer, all of our installers are OLEV-approved.

 

Vehicle Eligibility

 
Most, but not all plug-in vehicles are eligible for the OLEV EVHS grant.

  • All full battery electric vehicles are eligible.
  • Plug-in hybrid vehicles are eligible if their CO2 emissions are below 50g/km.
  • The complete list of approved vehicles can be viewed here.

 

Claiming the OLEV EVHS Grant

 
We will handle all the details of your claim for you. Simply answer the questions during checkout and provide us with the necessary documentation, we will take care of the rest.


If you are a Scottish resident, then through the Energy Saving Trust Scotland, the Scottish Government offers an additional grant of up to £300 on top of the EVHS grant. We will handle this additional claim on your behalf if you are eligible.

 

 

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

 

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a grant of up to £14,000 that businesses can use to offset the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points for their staff.

  • The WCS grant will apply to 75% of the cost of each new workplace charging station, capped at £350 per charge point socket up to 40 sockets.
  • The grant is available to any business, charity or public authority, with some exceptions.
  • The charge points installed must be approved by OLEV, our Pilot EV Classic and Pilot EV Plus+ are both approved for the WCS.

 

WCS Eligibility

 

The WCS is available to any business, charity or public authority that meets the following criteria.

  • You must have dedicated off-street parking.
  • You do not need to have electric vehicles as part of your fleet, but you do need to express an existing or future need for the business.
  • You must have the charging station installed by an OLEV-approved workplace charging station installer (all of our installers are OLEV-Approved).

 

Claiming the OLEV WCS Grant

 

The WCS is a voucher-based system that a business can spend on the purchase and installation of workplace charging points.

  • The eligible business first claims their vouchers using the Government's online application process.
  • If successful you will be emailed a voucher code.
  • This code is presented to our OLEV-approved installer, who will claim the grant after the installation is complete.
  • The voucher code is valid for 120 days from the issue date.

 

 

On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme

 

This scheme is open to local authorities to install on-street, publicly available charging points. More details can be found here.

Both the Pilot EV Classic and Pilot EV Plus+ are approved by OLEV and can be installed as part of the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme.