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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).

EV chargepoint grant

The EV chargepoint grant provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK. It replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) on 1 April 2022.

EV chargepoint grant for commercial landlords and pre 4 August applications

This guidance is for commercial landlords and for EV grants applied for before 4 August 2022. There is new guidance for landlords of residential properties and EV grants from 4 August.

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.

OZEV-approved installers

Lists of OZEV-approved installers for the EV chargepoint grants and workplace charging schemes. Plus guidance on how to become an approved installer.

OZEV-approved chargepoints

Lists of OZEV-approved chargepoints for the EV chargepoint grants and workplace charging schemes. Plus guidance for manufacturers on technical specifications and how to get a chargepoint approved.

OZEV-approved electric vehicles

List of vehicles eligible for OZEV residential chargepoint grants, plus guidance for manufacturers on how to register a vehicle for the EV chargepoint grant scheme.

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.

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

The Electric Vehicles Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) is no longer open to new applicants. It has been replaced by the EV chargepoint grant.

If you’ve already applied for an EVHS grant and your case is under consideration, you do not need to submit a new application under the EV chargepoint grant scheme. The EVHS will remain open to resubmissions until 31 March 2023.

Ultra Low Emission Taxi Infrastructure Scheme

Published 14 October 2016
Last updated 29 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added customer and installer guidance for EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks and EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets.

  2. The EV chargepoint grant has been launched. It will replace the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme from 1 April 2022. The Workplace Charging Scheme: guidance for charities and small accommodation businesses has been published.

  3. From April 2022, the EVHS will provide more support for people in flats and rented accommodation. To support this refocus, the scheme will no longer be open to homeowners (including people with mortgages) who live in bungalows and detached, semi-detached or terraced housing. 

  4. Updated OLEV to OZEV following name change.

  5. Installer, customer and minimum technical requirement updated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. First published.