Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

OLEV grant schemes for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure: guidance and application forms.

The government offers grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

Installer authorisation

Installers must apply for OLEV authorisation using our online portal in order to be eligible for the Workplace Charging Scheme and / or the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK.

Workplace Charging Scheme

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

Workplaces can apply for vouchers using the Workplace Charging Scheme application form below.

OLEV authorised installers who wish to claim the grant should use the grant claim form below and upload it with relevant evidence to our online system.

Chargepoint authorisation

For manufacturers of electric vehicle charge-point units to apply for their charge-points to become authorised under the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).

On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme

The On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) provides grant funding for local authorities towards the cost of installing on-street residential chargepoints for plug-in electric vehicles.

Published 14 October 2016
Last updated 22 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added link to grants for local authorities to provide residential on-street chargepoints for plug-in electric vehicles.
  2. Workplace Charging Scheme application and installer grant claim forms.
  3. Guidance and information about the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme and the Workplace Charging Scheme.
  4. First published.