OLEV Homecharge Scheme


All the Incentive you need

Good news! If you’re buying a new electric (plug-in) car or van you are able to apply for a grant towards the cost of installing a home charger, if it meets certain conditions.

Viridian EV charging stations have been approved for installation by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles. Under OLEV’s Homecharge Scheme, domestic customers can access a grant that currently offers 75% (up to £500) towards the cost of having one of our charging stations installed.

The final cost will depend on the requirements of your installation and should be quoted by one of our accredited installers. As a guide, a typical domestic installation can cost about £800 - £900. In this scenario you could receive a charging station and have it installed for £300 - £400*.

Guidance published by OLEV available here.

Our charge points available under this grant:

  • A tethered version with a fixed 5m cable (available as either a Type 1 (J1772) or a Type 2 plug) - 3kW (16A) or 7kW (32A)
  • A free / socket version which has an integrated industry-standard Type 2 socket (additional charging cable required) - 3kW (16A) or 7kW (32A)

Key eligibility criteria:

  • Individuals must be the owner/primary user of an eligible electric vehicle from 1 September 2014 onwards.
  • Must be a residential property with off street parking.
  • Installation must be carried out by an OLEV-approved installer - which we can provide.

Current OLEV Incentives:

The Government (as of January 2015) committed £1bn to support Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) over the 2015-2020 period. Of this £1bn, £32mn has been committed for infrastructure. This is broken down into:

  • £8mn for destination charge points in towns and cities
  • £15mn for domestic charge points (home chargers). See above.
  • £9mn for ensuring public charge points remain accessible (further details to follow later in 2015)

*This is an indicative price and not necessarily representative of the final cost once a quote is carried out. Our approved installers will be fully transparent and leave no hidden costs.