OZEV Grant Info

OZEV Grants for Flat Owners and Property Renters

The UK government, via the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), offers grants to encourage the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles.
The OZEV Grant (previously called OLEV Grant before the Office for Low Emission Vehicles changed its name to the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles) provides funding towards the cost of an electric vehicle smart charging point. The current scheme replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) on the 1st of April 2022.

About The Grant

Current residential EV charging point grants are currently open to flat owners and those that live in rented accommodation.
The EV chargepoint grant pays a 75% subsidy towards the cost of a single chargepoint and installation. There is a cap of £350 (including VAT) per applicant. Only one chargepoint is eligible for the grant if a home has two electric vehicles.

Do You Qualify?

A person must own, lease, or have a qualifying vehicle ordered to apply for the contribution. You also qualify if you drive a company electric car in your possession for at least six months. In all circumstances, the customer must be able to supply a document that they qualify.
The flat or rental property must have designated off-street parking. The parking space can be joined to the property or located separately. If the parking is separate, the customer must prove they have a legal right to the parking through land registry title deeds.
The parking must be suitable and safe for a chargepoint installation, as defined by the installer. The customer must always have access to the parking.
The grant is only for existing residential properties. You cannot use it for businesses, new builds, or unoccupied homes.

How to Obtain the Grant

EVHS authorised installers are eligible to claim on behalf of the customer under the new scheme. Customers may not apply for an EVHS grant directly.
To receive the subsidy, you need to choose a professional EVHS installer such as us at Tarven Limited to install your chargepoint. As your installer, we make sure you qualify and apply for the grant on your behalf.
The installer installs the charger, takes photographic evidence, and bills the customer for the installation, minus the grant amount. The government then pays us the contribution.
For a grant application to qualify, we must confirm ownership of the flat. If you rent, we need to verify the name and address of the person letting the property as it is written on the rental contract.
We must also check you have a qualifying vehicle. You must provide us with the vehicle registration number for the grant claim. If a VRN is not available, you must prove that you have ordered an EV with an email or other document from the dealer.
If you have previously applied for a grant or a similar government now discontinued scheme, you are not permitted to claim again. However, there are some exceptions, such as if you move to a new property without a charger, want to replace an old chargepoint with a new model, or you want to move your old point to a new property and want a subsidy against the cost. If you are unsure if you qualify, contact us, and we can advise.

You must choose a government-approved chargepoint and have an EVHS eligible vehicle to meet the criteria for the grant. Here you can find the lists of EVHS approved chargepoints and EVHS eligible vehicles.

Please note if your chosen charger or vehicle is not listed, you will not meet the requirements for the subsidy.

 

What is the OZEV grant?

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) is a grant that reduces the cost of buying and installing a home charger by £350.

To be eligible for the grant you must:

  • Have dedicated off-street parking.
  • Not have already claimed the grant for your EV.
  • Not exceed the limit of two OZEV-funded chargepoints per household.
  • Own, lease or have use of an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle eligible for the grant.
  • Installation completed by 31 March 2022.

To see if your vehicle is eligible for the grant, click here. Please note – this list is created by the government;

Key dates for customers claiming OZEV ahead of the 31st March cut-off date

Please note: the following deadlines are only applicable for customers who have an existing order with OZEV applied. Orders from customers who have paid in full without applying for the grant will not be installed until after 31st March.

To give us the best possible chance of completing your install before the cut-off date so you can claim the grant, we strongly suggest completing the below steps as soon as possible ahead of their respective deadlines:

  1. Friday 4th of February – your install must be paid in full by midday (12pm) on this date. Fully funded orders must have progressed to the documents stage by that time.
  2. Thursday 10th of February – your OZEV documentation must be submitted to us by midday (12pm) on this date.
  3. Monday 14th of February – your Pre-installation form must be completed by midday (12pm) on this date.

Once you have completed the above steps, we will then do our best to prioritise your order and will aim to complete installation within 2 weeks of purchase.

In the event your install is not completed by 31st March, you’ll be entitled to either a full refund, or to pay the remaining £350 (the value of the withdrawn grant) and continue with your installatio

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