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Grants to help install electric vehicle charge points

29 July 2022

The Workplace Charging Scheme is a voucher-based scheme that provides grants towards the upfront costs of purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge points. Business owners on a journey to cut carbon emissions are being encouraged to take advantage of the scheme.

It is run by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and administered by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

The grant covers up to 75% of the total costs of the purchase and installation (inclusive of VAT), capped at a maximum of:

  • £350 per socket
  • 40 sockets across all sites per applicant – for instance, if you would like to install them in 40 sites, you will have 1 socket available per site

After applying using the online application form, successful applicants are issued with a unique identification voucher code by email, which can then be given to any OZEV-authorised commercial charge point installer.

Once the charge point(s) have been installed, the authorised installer can claim the grant from OZEV on the applicant’s behalf. The charge point installation must be completed and the voucher claimed within 6 months of the voucher’s issue date. Find out more.