OLEV Grant: A Complete Guide

A complete guide about what the OLEV EVHS Grant is, how you can benefit from it and how to claim up to £500 for a home charging point.

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 Home charge Scheme (EVHS), provides up to £500 off the cost of purchasing & installing a home charging point.
  • It’s available for most electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars.
  • You can claim one charge point per eligible vehicle and up to two eligible vehicles per household.
How do I qualify for the OLEV Grant?

To qualify for OLEV’s EVHS 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 install an OLEV-approved charge point.
  • The date of installation must not be more than 4 months ahead of the date of delivery or date the customer becomes the registered driver of the electric vehicle.
  • You must use an OLEV-approved charge point installer like Pod Point.
Which vehicles are eligible for the OLEV Grant?


Not all plug-in vehicles are eligible for the OLEV EVHS grant. All full battery electric vehicles are eligible, but plug-in hybrid vehicle CO2 emissions must be calculated below 75g/km.

OLEV maintains a list of those vehicles which are eligible here.

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Which vehicles are eligible for the OLEV Grant?

Not all plug-in vehicles are eligible for the OLEV EVHS grant. All full battery electric vehicles are eligible, but plug-in hybrid vehicle CO2 emissions must be calculated below 75g/km.

OLEV maintains a list of those vehicles which are eligible here.

How do I claim the OLEV Grant?

To claim up to £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.

Our team will then do the heavy lifting and claim the grant on your behalf.

WCS Grant: A Complete Guide

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a grant that businesses can use to reduce the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points for their staff by up to £10,000.

  • The WCS grant is for £500 per charge point socket up to 20 sockets per applicant business.
  • The WCS is available to any business, charity or public authority, with some conditions.
The grant is provided by the government Office for Low Emissions Vehicles. What is the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)?

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a government scheme for electric vehicles offered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

  • The WCS reduces the purchase and installation cost of a new workplace charging station (single socket) by 75% (capped at £500per socket).
  • A single business can claim for up to a maximum of 20 charge points (e.g. 20 single socket or 10 double socket charge points).
  • You can't retrospectively claim for existing charge points on your premises.
How do I qualify for the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)?

The WCS is available to any business, charity or public authority, with some conditions including the following:

  • You must have sufficient off-street parking.
  • While you do not need to currently have electric vehicles as part of your fleet, you will 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 like Pod Point.
How does the Workplace Charging Scheme work?

The WCS is a voucher based system.

  • First you complete anapplication https://www.apply-workplace-chargepoint-grant.service.gov.uk/
  • If successful you will be emailed a voucher code which you can then present to your OLEV-approved installer which your installer will then use to claim the grant after the installation is complete.
  • The voucher code is valid for 120 days from the date of issue.
What are the benefits of electric car charging stations for businesses?

Workplace charging is ideal, because cars are parked there for long periods (employee vehicles during work hours, fleet vehicles overnight), providing a meaningful charge from low cost EV charging points.

  • You can save more than £1,000a year in commercial fleet and employee fuel costs per 10,000 miles.
  • You can offer electric vehicle charging to your employees.
  • You can reduce employee “benefit in kind” tax for company cars.
  • A green fleet can help reduce CO2emissions and reach sustainability goals.

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