OZEV workplace government grants
There are two OZEV grants available to workplaces, the EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets and the Workplace Charging Scheme grant (WCS). These grants make the use of EV and hybrid vehicles more cost-effective. While saving businesses thousands of pounds on infrastructure and installing EV chargepoints.
To help you understand the OZEV workplace grants we’ve answered some key questions to help you employ these government programmes.
WORKPLACE EV CHARGING GRANTS
The EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets enables businesses to save on the infrastructure and the cost of installing EV chargepoints. Up to £500 per parking space for infrastructure and up to £350 per chargepoint installed. If more chargepoints are required, they can be claimed via the WCS grant. To claim the infrastructure grant businesses must have 5 bays provisioned with one working charger. There is a maximum saving of £15,000 per grant application with a maximum of up to 5 grants available. These must be for different sites. All chargepoints are only to be used by staff and fleet with the spaces clearly marked.
For businesses who do not require infrastructure, solely EV chargepoints for their staff and fleets. Then, the Workplace Charging Scheme grant has been designed to support these businesses. The OZEV grant reduces the cost of new workplace charging stations, workplaces can claim up to £350 per chargepoint. With a maximum limit of 40 chargepoints across your site. Small accommodation businesses, charities, and public sector organisations can also claim the grant.
For both grants, the total amount of grant funding is capped at 75% for the cost of the installation of the chargepoints and infrastructure.
Am i eligible for oZev grant?
For both the EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets and the Workplace Charging Scheme businesses must:
- Use an OZEV approved contractor and install OZEV approved EV chargepoints.
- Applicants must be a registered business with Companies House or have VAT registration with HMRC.
- Have off street private parking.
- Chargepoints must be used by staff or fleet only. Except for charities and small accommodation businesses, your guests and visitors may use the chargepoints.
- Have proof of ownership or expressed permission from the landlord to install chargepoints.
Additional criteria for the EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets:
- Businesses need to first register with the DVLA by completing the form.
- Be a small or medium sized business with less than 249 employees.
For the WCS additional criteria to meet are:
- Small accommodation businesses to have 249 employees or less.
- Be able to demonstrate the need now or in the future for electric chargepoints.
Please note, if your home is your registered workplace with Companies House or HMRC, you may be eligible for the Workplace Charging Scheme grant.
Full details of the grants are available on the government website.
Does my Fleet Qualify for OZEV Grants?
Most plug-in electric vehicles qualify for the OZEV grant. However, plug-in hybrid vehicles are only eligible for the grant when calculated at 50g/km. Follow the government’s list of vehicle eligibility for more information.
How do i claim the grant?
To claim the infrastructure grant you first need to register with the DVLA by completing the infrastructure grant for staff and fleets installation form. Then, email it to LandlordAccounts@dvla.gov.uk.
The WCS, businesses apply for the grant voucher here, the voucher is valid for 6 months. Send it on to us and we will deduct the amount from the cost of your installation and claim the grant on your behalf.
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OZEV is the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles. This body is responsible for electric charge point grants such as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).
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