What is the EV Chargepoint grant?

The EV Chargepoint grant is the latest version of the government grant that offers support for domestic charging point installation.

The EV Chargepoint grant was previously the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS). The EVHS grant was the brainchild of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles. OZEV was originally known as OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) before the government realised that we had to go for zero emissions, low simply wasn’t good enough.

The EV Chargepoint grant is for:

For landlords

The grant provides funding towards the cost of buying and installing EV chargepoints.

Chargepoints may be able to charge one or more vehicles simultaneously, depending on the number of sockets they have.

The grant amount given is per chargepoint socket installed. It provides up to 75% of the cost towards the purchase and installation of a chargepoint socket, limited to £350 per grant.

Landlords can receive up to 200 grants a year for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties, these may be across a number of properties and installations or just for one property.

For tenants of  single use properties and home owners who live in flats

The EV chargepoint grant provides a 75% contribution to the cost of one chargepoint and its installation.

A grant cap is set at £350 (including VAT) per installation.

The main requirement is that a person owns, leases or has ordered a qualifying vehicle and has dedicated off-street parking at their property.

They also must live in rental accommodation or own a flat.


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Am I eligible for the EV Chargepoint Grant

The EV Chargepoint grant is  for individuals who live in a rented property, (flats or single-use) or homeowners who live in flats and landlords.


Landlords are being encouraged to future-proof their rentals.  The younger generation are generally pro-actively building a sustainable future, including purchasing electric vehicles but tend to live in flats or rented properties. This grant is for entities that rent, lease or manage residential or commercial properties (referred to hereafter as landlords) and want to install EV chargepoints on their properties.

You may apply for this grant if you are one of the following:

  • landlord of a property that lets the property
  • right to manage (RTM) company
  • companies owning the freehold of a leased or rented property
  • companies owning a building’s common areas. The company may comprise shareholders who are the leaseholders. The company may also manage the building
  • property factor listed here in the property factor register
  • private registered providers of social housing (PRP)
  • public authorities, such as government departments and their agencies, the armed forces, local governments, the NHS and emergency services
  • charities

You must be registered at Companies House. If not, you must be VAT registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). If you are not registered at either, you will not be eligible for the grant.

In order to eligible you must also use an authorised OZEV installer – such as Black Pear Electrical

Tenants of single use properties and home owners who live in flats

Electric vehicles are a crucial step to decarbonising our transport system and reducing air pollution through zero tailpipe emissions.  By 2030 the sale new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned. The government recognises that many people will want to charge their electric vehicles at home. This grant scheme is designed to help them do so.

  • Use an authorised OZEV installer – such as Black Pear Electrical
  • the customer must live in rental accommodation or own a flat
  • the installer must confirm ownership of the property. If rented, confirm the name and address of person or entity letting the property as it appears on the rental agreement
  • have an approved electric vehicle

When you come to the team at Black Pear EV we can help you to check your eligibility.

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Do I need a fully electric vehicle to qualify?

The jump to full battery electric vehicles can seem a little too far to some people. Many people are now opting for plug-in hybrid vehicles, as their first step into the world of the electric car.

Most plug-in hybrids will qualify for an OZEV grant, but there is a comprehensive list on the government website where you can check whether your new car is an eligible vehicle.

It is important to note that a plug-in hybrid, is different from a hybrid. A plug-in hybrid will drive on an electric charge and requires a charger, whereas a hybrid uses a combination of electricity and fuel, but does not need charging.

Why use Black Pear EV for your EV charger installation?

We are an experienced, knowledgeable, and independent EV installation company. When you come to us we will be able to help you access the OZEV grant if you are eligible for the scheme.

If you are not eligible, we have fair and transparent pricing for EV charger installation, so that you know that you will receive a first-class service from a reputable company. We are an OZEV Authorised installer, which you must use if you are applying for the OZEV grant. We are experienced electricians, with many years of knowledge behind us, in and around Worcestershire, we bring this to every project that we undertake, whether you are looking for home charging points or are interested in the workplace charging scheme.

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If you are considering going electrical, you need to be able to keep your vehicle charged up.

If you are in a rented property or flat, this doesn’t have to prevent you from going electric. We are always happy to come and assess your site, and your situation. If you are a landlord looking to improve your properties by adding home charging points, we can work with you to achieve this. The best time for this is now, as the OZEV grant scheme won’t last forever. Take advantage of the opportunity to improve your properties today. Speak to the team at Black Pear EV and power up your world.

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did you know

Powering up the UK!

From its inception in September 2014 to October 2021 the EVHS, Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme had paid out £78.9 million towards the installation of more than 157,000 devices. Wow! The British public is embracing the new era of electric vehicles.