There are various grants available from the OZEV (Office of Zero Emission Vehicles) to help with the upfront costs of purchasing and installing EV charge points at a residential property, as well as contribute to the costs of the necessary EV infrastructure. Depending on your situation and property type, there are different grant criteria to meet and amounts that you can receive.
Find out all you need to know about the OZEV grants available for residential properties. Whether you are a homeowner, in rented accommodation or a property developer or manager, we’ll support you in finding the correct grant and the application process.
If you own and occupy, or rent a flat, you can make use of the EV Chargepoints Grant, formerly known as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS). On successful application, you could receive either £350 or 75% off the cost of buying and installing a charge point socket, whichever amount is lower. Only one charge point can be claimed against and both owners and renters must have access to off-street parking. In order to be eligible, applicants must also be able to prove ownership of a qualifying electric vehicle.
Those in rented accommodation are advised to get permission from their landlord before the installation takes place.
Grants for Residential Landlords
There are two OZEV grants that residential landlords can benefit from when wanting to install EV charge points at properties they own. Both grants can be used together and on the same property.
The EV Chargepoint Grant allows you to get either £350 or 75% off the cost to purchase and install a charging socket, whichever amount is cheaper. If you install a charge point with dual sockets, up to £700 can be claimed. Every financial year residential properties can receive up to 200 grants that can be used for one, or across several properties. There is therefore up to £70,000 available for residential landlords. There is no limit on the amount of charge point sockets per property, but they must be installed across private parking spaces.
The EV Infrastructure Grant helps with the cost of any wider building and installation work needed to facilitate the installation of multiple EV charge point sockets, for now, and in the future. Up to £30,000 or 75% off the cost of the work can be claimed, with the total amount depending on the number of parking spaces the work will cover. Up to 30 grants can be claimed per financial year, but only one grant can be used per property.
If you’re still not sure which grant you’re eligible for, get in touch. Our team of EV charge point experts will be happy to help you with your applications and can offer you a free quote for your installation.