What is OLEV?

The OLEV Grant put simply refers to a goverment grant designed to make 


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

  • The OLEV Grant, specifically named the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), provides up to £350 off the cost of purchasing & installing a home charging point from 1st April 2020.

  • EV home chargers installed before 1st April 2020 benefit from a higher £500 OLEV grant.

  • It’s available for most electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars, old or new.

  • You can claim one chargepoint per eligible vehicle and up to two eligible vehicles per household.

  • An additional grant of up to £300 is available to Scottish EV drivers via the Energy Savings Trust Scotland.

  • OLEV also offer the 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 & installing workplace chargingpoints, up to 40 sockets.