The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), often known as the OZEV Grant, is a scheme by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) which offers a grant of up to £350 off the purchase price and installation cost o f a home charge point.
Note – OZEV was previously known as OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) and may be still referred to as such in some places
Most electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles are eligible for the grant and you can claim the grant once per vehicle (up to two per house hold)
The grant is a primary driving force in helping achieve widespread adoption of electric vehicles by incentivising drivers into an electric vehicle by subsidising the associated costs.
The OZEV grant for home charge points is ending
On March 31st 2022 the EVHS grant will end, and homeowners will no longer be able to claim up to £350 off the cost of a charge point.
The change comes in a bid to increase the appeal of electrified vehicles within certain demographics and areas which are at present lacking behind in EV uptake.
As a result, a new grant focused towards incentivisation for the residents of rental and leasehold properties is due to be introduced as its replacement.
The existing Workplace Charging Scheme will continue, allowing employers to save up to £14,000 on charge points.
There is still time to claim your grant
With the grant cease date closing in, we’re expecting demand for EVs with OZEV grant applications to skyrocket.
With the OZEV grant, a 7kW PodPoint Solo 3 Tethered charger costs £599. Without the grant, this rises to £949. If you’re considering the switch to an electric car, act now to guarantee your grant.
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