How to Become an OZEV Authorised Installer
If you are an installer or homeowner looking to have an electric vehicle charging point installed in a domestic premises, you may be eligible for an EV charge point grant. This used to be known as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme grant.
These grants offer you the chance to claim money back on installations, however, there is a criteria in order to claim, for example, installers must be registered with OZEV and you must live in a certain type of property.
Who are OLEV & OZEV?
OLEV stands for the Office of Low Emission Vehicles. This is a part of the government that is there to support the market for ultra-low emission vehicles. OLEV is part of the Department for Transport and part of the department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
At the end of 2020, OLEV was renamed OZEV (Office of Zero Emission Vehicles) in order to align with the government’s net zero ambitions, however, you may still see OLEV being used as the industry adjusts to these changes.
The OZEV grant scheme was renamed in 2021 to become the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme then in April 2022 the scheme was renamed again and is now known as the Electric Vehicle Charge Point Grant Scheme.
What is the EVHS grant?
OZEV offers a number of grant schemes, we are going to focus on the home-based installation scheme which is known as the Electric Vehicle Charge Point Grant Scheme. In short form what this scheme essentially allows you to do is claim 75% of the cost of the installation and materials of the home charging point up to £350 for your customer (as of 1st April 2022).
There is a set of criteria that both the customer (i.e. the home owner having the charging equipment installed) and the installer must meet to be eligible for the grant. These key points are:
In order to claim the grant, the installer needs to join a list of registered OZEV installers. To apply to join OZEV and become a registered installer, you will need:
- Proof of membership with a government approved competent person scheme
- Proof of your public liability insurance
- Proof that you have been trained to install vehicle charge points
- Proof that you are approved by a charge point manufacturer to install their equipment
- Once this has all been submitted and verified you will be added to the list of OZEV approved installers and be eligible to claim the grant on your customers behalf.
For a full list of the joining criteria, please visit the government website.
- The vehicle must be on the list of approved vehicles
- You own and live in a flat, or you rent any residential property
- Your home has its own private off-street parking space
- If you are a Landlord wanting to install an EV charge point to your flat/residential property
For a full list of eligibility guidelines please visit the government website.