Government Grants & Incentives

Find out about the different government grants offered to electric car owners in the UK and see how going green could also be good for your wallet.


Vehicle Grant

Grants are available to reduce the initial purchase cost of eligible plug-in vehicles.

The Plug-in Car Grant offers 35% off the cost of a car, up to a maximum of £3,500 - Provided the car has CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions at all.

The Plug-in Van Grant offers 20% of the cost of a van, up to a maximum of £8,000.

The grant is automatically deducted from the retail price when an eligible vehicle is purchased, so there is no additional paperwork to complete. View the Low-emission vehicles eligible for a plug-in grant.


Home Charging

The OLEV grant allows you to reduce the cost of your homecharger by £500.

Are you eligible?:

  • You have dedicated off-street parking.
  • Your plug-in vehicle was purchased after 1st October 2016.
  • You have not already claimed the grant for your vehicle.
  • By claiming the grant, you are not exceeding the limit of two OLEV funded chargepoints per household.

Find out more about the OLEV EVHS grant.


Workplace Charging

The Government’s Workplace Charging Scheme provides eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations with support towards the purchase and installation costs of electric vehicle chargepoints.

The WCS grant is for £500 per chargepoint socket, for up to 20 sockets (per applicant business). This allows a business to potentially reduce the cost of Workplace chargepoints by up to £10,000.

Are you eligible?

  • Can be claimed by any business, charity or public authority (back claiming is not possible).
  • You must have off street parking & be able to outline a business need for electric vehicle chargepoints.
  • Your chargepoints must be installed by an OLEV-approved installer.

Find out more about the Government WCS grant