Our guide to home charging confirms eligibility and points out the benefits of applying for the OLEV Grant. Get your answers below.
What is the OLEV Grant?
It is a government funded grant for electric and hybrid cars provided by OLEV which is the Office of Low Emission Vehicles. The grant is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supporting homeowners with the installation of a home charging point.
How do i claim the OLEV Grant?
The grant is deducted from the price of the car charging point at point of sale. As a customer you only require a complete survey to claim the grant. No other paperwork is involved.
Is it possible to get a second OLEV charging point?
Each household can claim for a maximum of two charge points for eligible electric and hybrid vehicles.
Which vehicles are eligible for the OLEV grant?
Vehicles currently eligible for the grant include:
Ford Focus Electric
Hyundai IONIQ Electric
Kia Soul EV
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater)
Smart fortwo electric drive
Smart forfour electric drive
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
Audi A3 e-tron
Hyundai IONIQ PHEV
Kia Niro PHEV
Kia Optima PHEV
Mercedes-Benz C350 e (with 17 inch rear wheels)
Mercedes-Benz E350 e SE
MINI Countryman PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander (except Commercial)
Toyota Prius Plug-in
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine
Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine
Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum (2017 model year only)
For information on motorcycles and vans also eligible for the home charging grant, please visit the UK government website by clicking here.
Which installers are approved to install charging points?
To install a charging point you must be OLEV approved. A list of approved installers can be found by clicking here.
How do I know if i’m eligible for the grant?
To be eligible for the OLEV Grant you must have purchased an electric or hybrid vehicle from 1st April 2015. You should also have access to off-street parking and use an OLEV approved installer.
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