Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

OZEV 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 Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

Installer authorisation

Installers must apply for OZEV authorisation using our online portal in order to be eligible for the Workplace Charging Scheme and the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. We will then:

  • process applications
  • process resubmitted applications
  • add subcontractors to your account
  • add new chargepoint models to your account within 30 working days

Data protection and privacy

Find out more about how we handle any data you send us regarding these schemes.

Guidance on plug-in vehicle grants

Read information on applying for a plug-in vehicle grant.

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.

From 1 July 2019, the EVHS will only support smart chargepoints as announced in December 2018. You should refer to the minimum technical specification and installer guidance for details of this change.

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.

Chargepoint authorisation

For manufacturers of electric vehicle chargepoint units to apply for their chargepoints 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.

Ultra Low Emission Taxi Infrastructure Scheme

Published 14 October 2016
Last updated 28 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated OLEV to OZEV following name change.

  2. Installer, customer and minimum technical requirement updated.

  3. 'Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme: vehicle applications' guidance published.

  4. 'Ultra Low Emission Taxi Infrastructure Scheme: round 2' published.

  5. Version 2.2 of the EVHS guidance for customers and installers.

  6. Added link to grants for local authorities to provide residential on-street chargepoints for plug-in electric vehicles.

  7. Workplace Charging Scheme application and installer grant claim forms.

  8. Guidance and information about the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme and the Workplace Charging Scheme.

  9. First published.