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Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme: customer guidance

Eligibility information for customers wishing to participate in the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS).

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This guidance explains who is eligible to apply for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and how to access it.

From April 2022, the EVHS will no longer be open to homeowners (including people with mortgages) who live in single-unit properties such as bungalows and detached, semi-detached or terraced housing.

Installations in single-unit properties need to be completed by 31 March 2022 and a claim submitted to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) by 30 April 2022.

The scheme will remain open to:

  • homeowners who live in flats
  • people in rental accommodation (flats and single-use properties)

We will transition to a new digital service, details of which will be available in due course.

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Published 21 January 2019
Last updated 24 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. 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. When installing chargepoints, property owners and managers are required to assess potential fire risks and put in place adequate and proportionate fire protection measures. 

  2. EVHS-approved installers can now be a recipient of an EVHS grant if the installation is conducted by their company or employer.

  3. Clarified guidance around customer eligibility, vehicle leases and parking. Updated all 'OLEV' instances to 'OZEV' following name change.

  4. The guidance for customers has been updated as the information needed to submit a claim has been simplified, with duplicate requirements being removed. The process remains unchanged. The structure of the document has also been updated to make it easier to navigate.

  5. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the grant rate from £500 to £350, and to include larger electric motorbikes. The changes are effective from 1st April 2020.

  6. First published.