Guide to OZEV grants for electric vehicle charging

What is the OZEV grant? This guide covers recent changes and explains how to claim for one or more EV charging points.

Changes to OZEV grants give more support to businesses, organisations and homes to install approved electric vehicle charging points.

The government is keen to promote the adoption of EV charging as part of its wider strategy to reduce emissions up to 2050 and the grants are distributed by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

The scheme provides up to £350 of the cost of purchase and installation of approved smart charging points. The grant is available for most electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars.

An EV is covered provided that it appears in the eligibility lists for the Plug-in Car Grant, Plug-in Van Grant, Plug-in Taxi Grant or the list of EVHS eligible vehicles.

Currently, eligible vehicles are:

  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e
  • Audi A6 50 TFSI e
  • Audi A6 55 TFSI e
  • Audi A7 50 TFSI e
  • Audi A7 55 TFSI e
  • Audi A8 TFSI e
  • Audi e-tron
  • Audi e-tron GT
  • Audi e-tron Sportback
  • Audi e-tron S
  • Audi e-tron S Sportback
  • Audi Q3 TFSI e
  • Audi Q4 e-tron
  • Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback
  • Audi Q5 TFSI e
  • Audi Q7 e-tron
  • Audi Q7 TFSI e
  • Audi Q8 TFSI e
  • Audi RS e-tron GT
  • BMW i3s
  • BMW i3
  • BMW i8
  • BMW iX
  • BMW iX3
  • BMW 225xe
  • BMW 330e Saloon
  • BMW 330e xDrive Saloon
  • BMW 330e Touring
  • BMW 330e xDrive Touring
  • BMW 530e
  • BMW 530e xDrive
  • BMW 545e xDrive
  • BMW 745e
  • BMW 745Le
  • BMW X1 xDrive25e
  • BMW X2 xDrive25e
  • BMW X3 xDrive30e
  • BMW X5 xDrive45e
  • BYD e6
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV
  • Citroen Czero
  • Citroen e-Berlingo
  • Citroen e-C4
  • Citroen e-Spacetourer
  • Cupra Formentor PHEV
  • Cupra Leon PHEV
  • Cupra Leon Estate PHEV
  • DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
  • DS 7 Crossback
  • Energica EGO Motorcycle
  • Energica EVA Motorcycle
  • Energica EsseEsse9 Motorcycle
  • Fiat 500e
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Ford Kuga PHEV
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Honda e
  • Hyundai IONIQ PHEV
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric
  • Hyundai IONIQ 5
  • Hyundai KONA Electric
  • Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV
  • Hyundai Tucson PHEV
  • Jaguar I-PACE
  • Jaguar E-PACE
  • Jaguar F-PACE
  • Kia Ceed SW PHEV
  • Kia EV6
  • Kia e-Niro
  • Kia Niro PHEV
  • Kia Optima PHEV
  • Kia Sorento PHEV
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Kia Xceed PHEV
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e
  • Land Rover Defender P400e
  • Lexus UX 300e
  • Mahindra e2o
  • Mazda MX-30
  • Mercedes-Benz A250e
  • Mercedes-Benz B250e
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • Mercedes-Benz C300e Saloon
  • Mercedes-Benz C300e Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz C300de Saloon
  • Mercedes-Benz C300de Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz C350 e
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 e Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 e Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 e
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 e Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 e SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 de Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 de SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de
  • Mercedes-Benz E300e Saloon
  • Mercedes-Benz E300de Saloon
  • Mercedes-Benz E300de Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e SE
  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line
  • Mercedes-Benz EQA
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC
  • Mercedes-Benz EQV
  • Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid
  • Mercedes-Benz S560e
  • Mercedes-Benz S580e
  • Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer
  • MG HS Plug-in
  • MG MG5 EV
  • MG ZS EV
  • MINI Countryman PHEV
  • MINI Electric
  • Mitsubishi iMiEV
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Nissan Dynamo Taxi
  • Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater)
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Peugeot e-208
  • Peugeot e-2008
  • Peugeot e-Rifter
  • Peugeot e-Traveller
  • Peugeot 508
  • Peugeot 3008
  • Peugeot iON
  • Polestar 2
  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Range Rover Evoque P300e
  • Range Rover P400e
  • Range Rover Sport P400e
  • Range Rover Sport PHEV
  • Range Rover Velar P400e
  • Renault Captur PHEV
  • Renault Fluence
  • Renault Megane PHEV
  • Renault ZOE
  • SEAT Mii electric
  • SEAT Leon PHEV
  • SEAT Leon Estate PHEV
  • Skoda Citigo-e
  • Skoda ENYAQ iV
  • Skoda Octavia iV
  • Skoda Superb iV
  • Smart EQ forfour
  • Smart EQ fortwo
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • Vauxhall Ampera
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e
  • Vauxhall Grandland X HYBRID FWD
  • Vauxhall Grandland X HYBRID4
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e
  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE
  • Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition
  • Volkswagen ID.3 Pure Performance (45kWh 150PS)
  • Volkswagen ID.3 Pro (58kWh 145PS)
  • Volkswagen ID.3 Pro Performance (58kWh 204PS)
  • Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S (77kWh 204PS)
  • Volkswagen ID.4 1st edition
  • Volkswagen ID.4 Pure (52kWh 148PS)
  • Volkswagen ID.4 Pure Performance (52kWh 170PS)
  • Volkswagen ID.4 Pro Performance (77kWh 204PS)
  • Volkswagen ID.4 GTX (77kWh 299PS)
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE
  • Volvo S60 T6 Twin Engine
  • Volvo S60 T6 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine
  • Volvo S60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo S90 Twin Engine
  • Volvo S90 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D5 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D6 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo V60 T6 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 T6 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo V90 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V90 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo XC40 T4 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC40 T5 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo XC40 P8 Pure Electric
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin
  • Volvo XC60 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid

Eligible vans

  • BD Otomotiv eTraffic
  • BD Otomotiv eDucato
  • Citroen e-Berlingo
  • Citroen e-Dispatch
  • Fiat e-Ducato
  • Ford Tourneo PHEV
  • Ford Transit Custom PHEV
  • Ford Transit Custom Kombi PHEV
  • FUSO eCanter
  • LDV EV80
  • LDV EV80 chassis cab
  • MAN eTGE
  • Maxus eDeliver 3
  • Maxus eDeliver 9
  • Mercedes-Benz eSprinter
  • Mercedes-Benz eVito
  • Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial
  • Nissan e-NV200 (cargo )
  • Nissan Voltia
  • Peugeot e-Expert
  • Peugeot e-Partner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE
  • Renault Master ZE
  • Renault ZOE
  • Smith Electric Smith Edison
  • Toyota Proace Electric
  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e
  • Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter

Eligible taxis

  • LEVC TX

*not eligible for the plug-in car grant

Updated lists of vehicles will be published here

Workplace Charging Scheme

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) helps with initial costs to purchase and install EV charging points.

It is available to qualifying businesses, charities and public sector organisations who can apply for vouchers of up to 75% of the costs up to £500 per charging point, up to a maximum of 20 across all sites. This is up from £300 set two years ago.

Franchisees are eligible, with maximum of 10 from each franchise that can apply.

OZEV has advised that any business or organisation with the previous but unused £300 vouchers can withdraw and reapply for the higher amount, provided that no installation work has been carried out.

The OZEV Grant Application must be made online and following eligibility checks a unique identification voucher code is issued by email, to give to an OZEV-authorised WCS installer and it is valid for four months.

Following installation, the authorised installer claims the grant on the applicant’s behalf via the online installer portal.

The grant application process has six steps:

  1. Applicant completes on-line application
  2. Voucher generated
  3. Installer completes installation
  4. Installer submits claim on the portal
  5. Grant level confirmed, up to 75% of the costs capped at £500
  6. Installer receives grant

Approved Installer

In all cases, those seeking a grant will need to use an approved installer.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon has been approved by OZEV (under the company name Intelligent Resource) and the team is ready to help with choosing the right charging point models as well as the grant application process.

Call 0333 123 5464

OZEV recommends that applicants commission a site survey before applying to identify what can be installed. We can help with this – call us on 0333 123 5464.

Applications can be made for further vouchers to cover additional sites and charging points  up a maximum of 20 sockets. The OZEV grants are also covered by de minimis state aid rules (allows aid up to 200,000 Euros over a three-year year fiscal period).

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) has also been updated with higher grants and to include vehicles eligible under the Plug-in Taxi Grant.

Grants of up to 75% of the costs (up to £500) of purchase and installation of approved charging points are available for people who own a new eligible electric vehicle or a second-hand EV purchased since October 1st 2016.

This is not available if they have claimed against the previous charging point scheme.

The scheme is also open to people who have been given a company car or who lease an eligible EV from the same date. It also covers those named by their employer as the primary EV user for a period of at last six months after October 1st 2016.

Those who have ordered an eligible EV are also covered by the scheme.

The application process covers two parts. Each application form requires the registered EV keeper, lessee or named individual to show evidence of ownership, lease or use. Every grant claim needs to be accompanied by a form that includes a customer declaration.

Only authorised installers that have approval from a charging point manufacturer to install their accredited equipment can claim the grant.

Installation must not be more than four months ahead of EV delivery or start date of vehicle use.

The three-step process is:

  1. Customer completes Part A of Annex D (the customer declarations on the application form), no more than six weeks before installation.
  2. On the installation day, If a customer is not going to be present, a third party can sign the cost declaration (Part B) on the customer’s behalf on the day.
  3. The authorised installer claims up to 75% of the cost up to a maximum of £500 on behalf of the customer.

 

It is important to agree terms for meeting the residual costs with the installer before the work is completed. The grant will only be paid when installation is completed.

The EVHS grant is limited to one installation at a domestic residence per eligible vehicle, up to a maximum of two charging points in one home, provided that the customer has two eligible EVs. The two EV charging schemes are part of the government’s Road to Zero strategy that aims to promote the uptake of EV cars and vans. It is committed to invest £1.5 billion in ultra-low EVs by 2020.

The target is at least 50% of new car sales to be EV with a hope for 70% by 2030, as well as up to 40 per cent of new vans. By 2050, the target is for nearly all cars and vans to be zero-emission.

The Road to Zero strategy also aims to push for all new homes to have EV charging points and for all new lamp posts to have charging facilities.

The government will also set up a  £400m Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund to accelerate roll-out of the EV charging infrastructure.

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