OZEV Grants Explained
OZEV grant funding explained
As the UK steers towards an electrified future for transport, OZEV (Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles) is strengthening its chargepoint grant funding to target a diverse range of businesses, end-users and properties.
The EVHS (Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme) will no longer apply to single-unit homeowners, whilst the WCS (Workplace Charging Scheme) will be diversified to help businesses across the UK implement charging infrastructure at their premises.
Grant funding for home electric vehicle charging points
Firstly, the EVHS supports electrical vehicle drivers with up to 75% of the cost towards purchasing and installing their chosen charging point. Historically, the grant funding was available for single-unit homeowners only, providing they had an eligible electric vehicle and sufficient off-street parking. However, from 1st April 2022, this is set to change to encourage the wider public to adopt greener and cleaner vehicles.
Rental property residents will benefit from a saving of £350 via the EVHS when purchasing and installing a charging point. Drivers will need to possess an eligible electric vehicle and have off-street parking facilities.
Landlords & housing associations are eligible for £350 per socket via the EVHS (charging units with two sockets will be eligible for £700). There is no limit to the number of charging sockets per property. However, landlords and housing associations can only submit a maximum of 200 grant applications per year. In addition, electric vehicle charging points must be installed across private parking spaces.
Apartment block owners can take advantage of £30,000 via the EVHS per apartment block, providing significant cost savings towards purchasing and installing their electric vehicle charging points. The grant funding will be capped at £500 per parking bay to wire them for future charging infrastructure or £850 per parking bay for a working electric vehicle charging point. Apartment blocks must have five electric vehicle charging bays per one installed charging point.