Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

What is the scheme?

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) is a grant that provides a 75% contribution to the cost of one charge point 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. A person may apply for 2 charge points at the same property if they have 2 qualifying vehicles.

Who can apply?

According to the UK Government, you are eligible for this scheme if you:

  • You are to become a registered keeper of a new or second-hand eligible electric vehicle – note that the registered keeper is not necessarily the owner of a vehicle, but the person responsible for the car that pays for road tax and MOT

  • Your employer assigns you to a company car for at least 6 months

  • You lease an eligible vehicle for at least 6 months

  • You lease an eligible electric vehicle through a salary sacrifice scheme

  • You are named, by your employer, as the primary user of an eligible electric vehicle for at least 6 months

  • You have ordered an eligible electric vehicle

  • You own a vehicle on the eligible vehicles list

  • You own designated private off-street parking. This might be co-located with the property or separate from it. If the parking is separate, the customer must demonstrate that they are legally entitled to the parking space via the provision of land registry title deeds.

The grant is not available where the customer does not own the parking or have sole legal right to it. This includes:

  • rented spaces

  • spaces shared with other properties

  • spaces that provide access routes to other properties

The parking must be suitable for a charge point installation (a survey before installation must be conducted by the installer). The parking must be able to permit an eligible vehicle to be charged safely. The customer must be able to access the parking space at all times.

You might not be eligible for this scheme if:

  • You have previously claimed against the Domestic Recharge Scheme

  • move property

  • purchase a new charge point, even if it is for a new car that is not compatible with the old one

  • update an old charge point to a new one

  • want to claim against the cost of moving an existing charge point to a new property

How much could I get?

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme is a voucher-based grant for electric vehicle owners, run by the UK Government. The scheme will provide a 75% contribution to cover the cost of one EV charging point and its installation.

Why should I apply?

Electric vehicle charging is the cheapest and most efficient solution to car charging. Multiple studies have shown that electric vehicles not only save money but are much better for the environment. With the UK government's new initiative to become emission-free by 2050 - and the ban on petrol and diesel cars quickly approaching - there is more pressure than ever for the UK to ditch our traditional vehicles and go fully electric.

Installing your own home charger will be a necessity for the future, and you can prepare by using the government grant to install an EV chargepoint with Beacon Power.

How do I claim this grant?

Beacon Power is an OZEV authorised installer and can install your home charging station in line with the government EVHS regulations. You can read about the other grants available from OZEV on our post here

Contact Beacon Power today to discuss your eligibility for government grants, how to apply, and how to install your new EV chargers whether in your home or at your workplace.