OZEV Grant Eligibility

EV Chargepoint grant scheme: Applying for your grant

Once you know what you’re applying for attaining an OZEV grant can be made simple, follow our guidance and process below to ensure you maximise your businesses EV grant opportunity.

Last Updated: 26th February 2024

What is an EV Chargepoint Grant?

An EV chargepoint grants support the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints for eligible residential properties, car parks, and commercial/public buildings. The scheme is administrated by the DVLA on behalf of The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

Latest information and statistics related to the EV Chargepoint Grant scheme

Overview of the EV Chargepoint grant claim and applications process

Before Applying for the grant

Before applying for the OZEV grant there are a few considerations you should think about to ensure your project goes smoothly. These include:

 

1. You may need to upgrade your building’s electrical supply. If this is the case you will have to contact a distribution network operator (DNO) prior to the grant application

2. You may want to consider making arrangements for the maintenance of your chargepoints once installed – Contact the OZEVgrants.com team for help choosing a suitable maintenance contractor

3. You’ll need to consider arrangements are in place to pay for the electricity and other running costs of your chargepoints. and whether or not you’d like to set your chargers as public tariff set chargers or private.

4. You will need to consider the location for EV owners with disabilities or mobility issues will be able to access the chargepoints

5. Make sure you have understood the grant limitations and rules

6. Make sure only OZEV approved chargepoints are being installed – contact the OZEVgrants.com team for help with choosing a suitable chargepoint

Applying for the grant

Dependant on the grant you choose to apply for, your grant can differ slightly to see the process for your individual grant click HERE. With the general process showcased below:

1a. If applying for the grant for a residential car park, before applying for the grant you must use the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks registration form to register for the grant with the DVLA

1b. Contact the OZEVgrants.com team for help choosing an OZEV-authorised installer. Once you’ve chosen an installer, ask them for their OZEV installer number. The installer will need to treat each application as one job and provide a single invoice at the end of the installation process

2. Make sure you’ve chosen an OZEV-approved commercial chargepoint model. Contact the OZEVgrants.com team for help choosing an OZEV-approved commercial chargepoint model

3. Carefully complete the OZEV Grant Application Form

4. Your installer can start work as soon as your grant application is approved

5. Once the work is completed, your installer will then claim the grant on your behalf. This involves uploaded your invoice along with photos of the chargepoints and a diagram of the carpark. Your final invoice will include the grant discount

6. You’ll then receive an email from OZEV and you’ll have 7 working days to review the information and inform OZEV if any of the details are incorrect.

7. If no adjustments are required, there’s no need to contact OZEV as they will automatically pay the grant to your installer once the 7 working days have expired.

Grant limitations and rules

You can apply for up to 5 grants for your business with a maximum value of £15,000 for each grant. Each application must be for a different site that you own, rent or lease. Each grant must support at least five parking spaces with a minimum of one operational chargepoint

You can apply for the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) if you need further chargepoints in the future. For guidence on this process contact the OZEVgrants.com team

 

Charging Infrastructure

Your charging infrastructure will need to include a new electrical connection at a metered electrical supply point. An unobstructed and safe route for electrical cabling to all the installed chargepoints is also required. You may also need to consider this for future connection locations.

If the work involves installing infrastructure for future connections, the future chargepoint locations should be made ready for easy conversation to operational chargepoints. This includes ensuring there is sufficient power to support the future chargepoints as well as the operational chargepoints.

 

Chargepoints and Sockets

A single grant application can cover multiple chargepoint sockets at one location. The sockets must be allocated to a clearly defined parking space. A double chargepoint equates to two chargepoint sockets. Each chargepoint installed must be capable of delivering at least 3kW to each of the chargepoint sockets.

Having assessed potential fire risks, property owners and managers must put in place and maintain adequate and proportionate fire protection measures. Your risk assessment should also be updated to include your new EV chargepoints.

To be eligible for the OZEV grant, you must only use OZEV approved chargepoints and your installation may be selected for an audit by OZEV. To get the right OZEV approved chargepoints for your needs, contact the OZEVgrants.com team.

 

Risk of changes to the OZEV Grants

The OZEV Grants have be subject to revisions since their introduction and another review is likely in April 2023. The government reserves the right to change or end the OZEV grants scheme at any time whilst aiming to provide 4 weeks notice of any changes. OZEVgrants.com recommends preparing and submitting your application at the earliest opportunity. For free application support and advice, contact the OZEVgrants.com team

Installation process for EV chargepoints

The process for installing an EV chargepoint with OZEV grant support differs slightly depending on type of grant support provided. Here’s an example of an 11-step process for an EV chargepoint installation for a carpark, the approved installer will:

1. Be contacted by a new customer and confirm that the customer has registered with the DVLA.

2. Obtain the customers’ DVLA registration details

3. Check and confirm that the property meets the requirements of the scheme

4. Complete a site survey to determine whether the property and any existing equipment is suitable for infrastructure and chargepoint installations. If the electricity supply is insufficient to support the installation, the installer will contact the distribution network operator (DNO) or the independent distribution network operator (iDNO) to arrange for the supply to be upgraded ahead of any chargepoint and infrastructure installations.

5. Carry out the installation of the infrastructure and chargepoints and ensure they operate safely.

6. Complete the infrastructure grant for residential car parks installation form. The customer will then sign the form to confirm the information provided is correct.

7. Submit a BS7671 Electrical Installation Certificate and notify the local Distribution Network Operator.

8. Deduct the grant amount and any previously paid deposit from the final invoice to the customer.

9. Submit a monthly grant claim form with any supporting documents to the DVLA on or before the last working day of the month after the installation.

10. Receive the OZEV grant or the installer may be required to respond to a DVLA claim feedback form.

11. Retain copies of all customer details and supporting documents.

To find your OZEV approved installer contact the OZEVgrant.com team.

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What is an EV Chargepoint Grant?

An EV chargepoint grants support the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints for eligible residential properties, car parks, and commercial/public buildings. The scheme is administrated by the DVLA on behalf of The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

See the latest information and statistics related to the EV Chargepoint Grant scheme

Overview of the EV Chargepoint grant claim and applications process

Before Applying for the Grant

Before applying for the OZEV grant there are a few considerations you should think about to ensure your project goes smoothly. These include:

  • You may need to upgrade your building’s electrical supply. If this is the case you will have to contact a distribution network operator (DNO) prior to the grant application
  • You may want to consider making arrangements for the maintenance of your chargepoints once installed – Contact the OZEVgrants.com team for help choosing a suitable maintenance contractor
  • You’ll need to consider arrangements are in place to pay for the electricity and other running costs of your chargepoints. and whether or not you’d like to set your chargers as public tariff set chargers or private.
  • You will need to consider the location for EV owners with disabilities or mobility issues will be able to access the chargepoints
  • Make sure you have understood the grant limitations and rules
  • Make sure only OZEV approved chargepoints are being installed – contact the OZEVgrants.com team for help with choosing a suitable chargepoint

 

Applying for the Grant

Dependant on the grant you choose to apply for, your grant can differ slightly to see the process for your individual grant click HERE. With the general process showcased below:

1a. If applying for the grant for a residential car park, before applying for the grant you must use the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks registration form to register for the grant with the DVLA

1b. Contact the OZEVgrants.com team for help choosing an OZEV-authorised installer. Once you’ve chosen an installer, ask them for their OZEV installer number. The installer will need to treat each application as one job and provide a single invoice at the end of the installation process

2.Make sure you’ve chosen an OZEV-approved commercial chargepoint model. Contact the OZEVgrants.com team for help choosing an OZEV-approved commercial chargepoint model

3.Carefully complete the OZEV Grant Application Form

4.Your installer can start work as soon as your grant application is approved

5.Once the work is completed, your installer will then claim the grant on your behalf. This involves uploaded your invoice along with photos of the chargepoints and a diagram of the carpark. Your final invoice will include the grant discount

6.You’ll then receive an email from OZEV and you’ll have 7 working days to review the information and inform OZEV if any of the details are incorrect.

7.If no adjustments are required, there’s no need to contact OZEV as they will automatically pay the grant to your installer once the 7 working days have expired.

Grant limitations and rules

You can apply for up to 5 grants for your business with a maximum value of £15,000 for each grant. Each application must be for a different site that you own, rent or lease. Each grant must support at least five parking spaces with a minimum of one operational chargepoint

You can apply for the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) if you need further chargepoints in the future.

Charging Infrastructure

Your charging infrastructure will need to include a new electrical connection at a metered electrical supply point. An unobstructed and safe route for electrical cabling to all the installed chargepoints is also required. You may also need to consider this for future connection locations.

If the work involves installing infrastructure for future connections, the future chargepoint locations should be made ready for easy conversation to operational chargepoints. This includes ensuring there is sufficient power to support the future chargepoints as well as the operational chargepoints.

Chargepoints and Sockets

A single grant application can cover multiple chargepoint sockets at one location. The sockets must be allocated to a clearly defined parking space. A double chargepoint equates to two chargepoint sockets. Each chargepoint installed must be capable of delivering at least 3kW to each of the chargepoint sockets.

Having assessed potential fire risks, property owners and managers must put in place and maintain adequate and proportionate fire protection measures. Your risk assessment should also be updated to include your new EV chargepoints.

To be eligible for the OZEV grant, you must only use OZEV approved chargepoints and your installation may be selected for an audit by OZEV. To get the right OZEV approved chargepoints for your needs, contact the OZEVgrants.com team

Risk of changes to the OZEV Grants

The OZEV Grants have be subject to revisions since their introduction and another review is likely in April 2023. The government reserves the right to change or end the OZEV grants scheme at any time whilst aiming to provide 4 weeks notice of any changes. OZEVgrants.com recommends preparing and submitting your application at the earliest opportunity. For free application support and advice, contact the OZEVgrants.com team

What is the process for installing an electric vehicle chargepoint?

The process for installing an EV chargepoint with OZEV grant support differs slightly depending on type of grant support provided. Here’s an example of an 11-step process for an EV chargepoint installation for a carpark, the approved installer will:

1. Be contacted by a new customer and confirm that the customer has registered with the DVLA.

2. Obtain the customers’ DVLA registration details

3. Check and confirm that the property meets the requirements of the scheme

4. Complete a site survey to determine whether the property and any existing equipment is suitable for infrastructure and chargepoint installations. If the electricity supply is insufficient to support the installation, the installer will contact the distribution network operator (DNO) or the independent distribution network operator (iDNO) to arrange for the supply to be upgraded ahead of any chargepoint and infrastructure installations.

5. Carry out the installation of the infrastructure and chargepoints and ensure they operate safely.

6. Complete the infrastructure grant for residential car parks installation form. The customer will then sign the form to confirm the information provided is correct.

7. Submit a BS7671 Electrical Installation Certificate and notify the local Distribution Network Operator.

8. Deduct the grant amount and any previously paid deposit from the final invoice to the customer.

9. Submit a monthly grant claim form with any supporting documents to the DVLA on or before the last working day of the month after the installation.

10. Receive the OZEV grant or the installer may be required to respond to a DVLA claim feedback form.

11. Retain copies of all customer details and supporting documents.

To find your OZEV approved installer contact the OZEVgrant.com team.

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Frequently asked questions

How much money will I get with an OZEV grant?

For UK domestic properties, the EV chargepoint grant provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at domestic properties.

If you’re a flat owner or a tenant, you can claim for the chargepoint grant which provides £350 or up to 75% off the purchase and installation of a socket (whichever is the lower amount).

As a Landlord and property owner, you can apply for both the electric vehicle chargepoint grant and the electric vehicle infrastructure grant. 

 

The chargepoint grant

This Grant can provide £350 or up to 75% off the purchase and installation of a socket (whichever is the lower amount). With landlords being able to apply for up to 200 grants a year and commercial being able to apply for 100 per financial year.

The infrastructure grant

With the infastructure grant you can get up to £30,000 or 75% of the cost of installing multiple chargepoints and the related building work. The exact amount will depend on the number of parking spaces included in the work. With each grant having to be for a different property. The grant can include wiring and infrastructure to allow for future additional chargepoint installations. In each financial year, a maximum of 30 infrastructure grants may be submitted per business.

Is the OZEV grant ending?

The OZEV EV infrastructure and chargepoint grants have an official closing date of 31st March 2024 at 11.59pm. However, OZEV reserve the right to change the eligibility rules with 4 weeks’ notice. This won’t affect vouchers already issued. The next scheduled review of the OZEV Grant provision is set for March 2023. As the Government scales back its spending plans, the scheme could be at risk of cancellation. We recommend submitting your OZEV application and checking your eligibility now because a delay could mean your business misses out on this scheme.

How complex is the OZEV grant application process?

OZEV have designed the grant application process to be as straightforward as possible. However, there are a lot of factors to consider, and a trusted professional partner will do a pre-eligibility check & help ensure your grant application is approved. Partnering with an approved OZEV Chargepoint installer is also essential for grant eligibility.

OZEVgrant.com recommends engaging an EV chargepoint project management company to help navigate the grant eligibility, application, EV chargepoint installation, and ongoing maintenance. 

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