Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme: customer guidance

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



The Electric Vehicle 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 It has been replaced by the EV chargepoint grant.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.

This guidance explains who is eligible to apply for the EVHS grant and how to access it.

See also Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme: list of eligible vehicles.

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.