Our quick reference guide aims to educate you on the UK OZEV grant available for electric vehicles (EVs) and their charging infrastructure
The OZEV Grant (or Electric vehicle charge-point grant) refers to the UK government grant for electric car home chargers, provided by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
- The grant provides up to £350 off the cost of purchasing and installing a home charging point
- You can claim one charge-point per eligible vehicle and household
- The grant is available for people who live in rented property or own a flat with dedicated off-street parking
- Your property manager or landlord may also be able to claim an additional grant towards the cost of installing infrastructure for you and your neighbours via the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks
- Advice for landlords can be found here
BG SyncEV chargers have been approved by the UK Government Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
Click here to view our chargers on the residential charge-point approval list.
How do I know if I'm eligible?
You can apply for this grant if:
- you own and live in a flat, or you rent any residential property
- your home has its own private off-street parking space
- you own an eligible vehicle
- you have not already claimed the grant (or its predecessors, the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and the Domestic Recharge Scheme)
Additionally, please note that you can no longer claim for 2 charge-points if you own a second EV.
See full qualifying criteria, including vehicle and property requirements, on the government website.
You cannot apply if you:
- have already claimed for the grant (or its predecessors, the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and the Domestic Recharge Scheme) are moving house or planning on moving
- want a new charge-point, even if a new car is not compatible with the current one
- want to move an existing charge-point to a new property
- live in a house that you own (not a flat that's part of a house)
Which vehicles are eligible for the grant?
The list of eligible vehicles is constantly changing, as a result we recommend you view the Government list of approved electric vehicles.
How do I claim the OZEV grant?
Your vehicle and charge-point must be on the list of approved models. BG SyncEV charge-points are approved for the grant, click here to view the list.
Please contact us at email@example.com for further advice and to start your application.
After you've applied
Once the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) has approved your application, they'll let your installer know that they can start the work.
Your installer must either complete the work within 90 days of your application being approved, or request an extension.
When your installer finishes the installation, they will claim the grant on your behalf.
Your invoice will show the total installation cost minus the grant amount. We will give details of your charge-point to OZEV, along with photographs of the installation and an invoice.
In some cases, the OZEV may choose to audit your installation to check it meets the grant requirements. If they do, OZEV will arrange for auditors to contact you for a site visit. If you do not allow a site visit, your installation may be stopped.
There are 2 grants you can get for installing charge-points for electric vehicles at a property you own:
- an electric vehicle charge-point grant (EV charge-point grant)
- an electric vehicle infrastructure grant (EV infrastructure grant)
You can use an infrastructure grant and a charge-point grant on the same property.
EV chargepoint grant
An EV charge-point grant gives you money off the cost of installing an electric vehicle charge-point socket.
You can get either £350 or 75% off the cost to buy and install a socket, whichever amount is lower.
Each financial year, you can get up to:
- 200 grants for residential properties
- 100 grants for commercial properties
These can be across several properties and installations or for one property.
EV charge-point grants have replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS). If you applied to the EVHS and you're waiting for a decision, you do not need to apply for an EV charge-point grant.
EV infrastructure grant
An EV infrastructure grant gives you money off the cost of wider building and installation work that's needed to install multiple charge-point sockets.
The work can be for sockets you want to install now and in the future. For example, an EV infrastructure grant can cover things like wiring and posts.
You can get up to £30,000 or 75% off the cost of the work. The amount depends on how many parking spaces the work covers.
You can get up to 30 infrastructure grants each financial year.
ach infrastructure grant must be used for a different property.
For the latest eligibility criteria, and to apply for your grant please visit the Electric vehicle charge-point and infrastructure grant Government website
Frequently asked questions
UK Government OZEV (Office for Zero Emission Vehicles - previously OLEV - Office for Low Emission Vehicles) grant specifically named The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provided grant funding of up to 75% (maximum of £350) towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart charge-points at domestic properties across the UK.
The EVHS grant was open to Homeowners (including those with mortgages, are classed as people who live in single-unit properties such as bungalows, detached, semi-detached or terraced housing), but this ended in April 2022, with qualifying charge-points needing to be installed before 31st March 2022.
However, the scheme remains open to homeowners who live in flats, and people in rented accommodation - this is now called OZEV Grant, the details of which can be found above.
Please note: These changes don't affect the Scottish Energy Saving Trust (EST) grant. Scottish Residents are eligible to receive a grant provided by EST. This grant offers up to £300 towards the cost of installation. In order to claim the EST grant, the application and paperwork must be completed and approved prior to installation.
More information can be found here: https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/grants-and-loans/domestic-charge-point-funding/