Claiming your OLEV Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme (EVHCS) grant and Energy Saving Trust grant in Scotland
Residents of Scotland qualify for the OLEV £350 grant in the same way as residents of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In addition, the Energy Savings Trust may provide an additional £300 to £400 towards the cost of your charger installation in Scotland. There are some criteria though and we summarise these below:
- In the same way as qualification for the OLEV grant, you will need to own, have purchased or leased (for greater than 6 months) an OLEV approved vehicle
- Your home will need to have off-street parking
- You’ll need to have your installation carried out by an OLEV approved installer to qualify for the £350, however to be eligible for the Energy Savings Trust (EST) funding that installer will also need to be on their approved installer list
- Energy Savings Trust (EST) will provide up to £300 with an additional £100 if you live in one of the remote parts of Scotland
- The installation must be at a Scottish address
- You must apply for the EST funding BEFORE you get the installation done, which you can do by clicking here
- Your application will need to be supported by a quote from an installer and proof you own or have purchased or leased a vehicle
- If approved, EST will provide you with a grant offer of up to £300 (or £400 if you live in a remote part of Scotland). You can then arrange for the installation.
- Once completed, your installer will invoice you and provide an electrical installation certificate (EIC)
- Once you've paid the invoice you will need to send a copy of the paid invoice and your EIC to the Energy Savings Trust who will then process your claim
To get started simply click on the ‘Get a free quote’ button below.
1. Tell us your car type and address
We'll see whether your car is eligible for the grant.
2. Tell us your UK address
We'll find an OLEV accredited installer who will guide you through the installation proccess.
3. Recieve a no obligation quote
Your installer will claim up to £350 off of your home or workplace EV charge point.
Claim you OLEV Grant in Scotland here
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The future of cars
As electric car battery range continually gets extended, charge times get reduced and the publically available charging infrastructure makes it easy to charge while out of your home then ownership of low-emission vehicles will increase even further. Couple this with many towns and cities reducing access to low emission vehicles only then you start to see that traditional choices of personal transport are changing and that low-emission vehicles are going to become a normal part of how we get around.
Having fast electric charging points at your home makes it much easier to live with your low emission vehicle. The goverment incentives are just that - an incentive to help people start this journey to low emission vehicle ownership. The grants will not be around forever.
About the OLEV Grant in Scotland
This current scheme, funded by the UK Government’s Office is called the Electric Vehicle Home Charging Scheme (EVHCS); it enables low emission vehicle owners (or committed buyers) to install EV charging points at their home at a reduced installation cost.
Under the Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme or the OLEV grant, the UK government provides an offer of up to £350 for your electric vehicle socket installation at home (max 2 sockets), making the electric charge point installation process easier and easing the financial burden on your transition to electric vehicles. You need to use an OLEV approved charger installed by an approved installer to qualify.
What EV charge points do you need?
It is important that you have charging points that are compatible with a wide range of EVs as there are a range of voltage types available. The Type 27kW charger is the most common option as this can be compatible with all the new and best-selling electric vehicles in the market. Electric vehicle charging can take a short time of three to four hours.
Wall or socket points?
Wall installations are the most commonly installed electric plug points, however, sockets that are installed on posts are also an option. The latter is more expensive than the former as electricity needs to be supplied to the post from under the ground.
Costs of an electric plug point installation at work
Installation is generally charged in addition to the cost of the plug point, however, up to £350 pounds can be claimed under the OLEV grant for home and for your business. As mentioned above, electric power points on posts tend to be more expensive, costing from £2500 to £5000 after the application of the EVHCS or WCS grant. An advanced rapid charger can cost up to £35000. It is important that get multiple quotes from a number of different manufacturers as to your options.
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Zero Carbon World
This is a fantastic opportunity to do your bit for a better environment and protect yourself against further reduction in mobility for vehicles that do not meet ever stricter emissions targets.
Go Ultra Low City Scheme
To promote the use of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) in certain regions across the UK have obtained GUL City status. In these regions, your business may receive additional funding. Nottingham, Bristol/Bath, London and Milton Keynes are four cities that have obtained GUL city status.