What is home charging?

Drivers usually choose a dedicated home charging point because it’s faster and has built-in safety features. A home charging point is a compact weatherproof unit that mounts to a wall with a connected charging cable or a socket for plugging in a portable charging cable.

The electric vehicle charges installed are approved under the office for low emission vehicle (OZEV). Grants are no longer available for homeowners of single unit properties

The typical cost for a home charge point and installation is approximately £1100 – £1200. 

The Electric Vehicle Charge Point Scheme, is a grant for individuals who have taken keepership of a new or second hand eligible electric vehicle on or after 1/10/2016 as long as they have not claimed against previous charge point schemes. Assigned company cars and leased vehicles (part of salary sacrifice) are eligible.

How do I qualify for the OZEV Grant?

To qualify for OZEV’s EV Charge Point grant, you need to have purchased an eligible electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle from 1st October 2016 onwards. The scheme is not open to property owners.

  • You must have off-street parking
  • You must install an OZEV-approved chargepoint
  • Be a landlord with property to let, owner/renter of a flat or living in rented properties
  • The date of installation must not be more than 4 months ahead of the date of delivery or date the customer becomes the registered driver of the electric vehicle
  • You must use an OZEV-approved chargepoint installer (see picture)

You can read up on more information on the EV Charge Point Scheme here