How to Get an Electric Vehicle Grant?


The Plug-in Vehicle Grant (PICG), also known as the Electric Vehicle Grant, is available to eligible buyers of cars, trucks, and motorcycles and is administered by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

So if you are looking to buy a brand new EV, you will be glad to know this government grant is available. Currently, the Government offers 35% of the cost of an EV up to a maximum of £3,000.

Electric Vehicle Plan (EVHS), meanwhile, is a grant that pays 75% of the cost of installing and maintaining a home charging station for an electric car. A maximum grant of £350 (including VAT) is provided for installation. If you have two eligible vehicles, you can apply for two charge points on the same property.

Customers can apply for the award by selecting an EVHS installer to install their charge-point. The EVHS installer verifies whether they can apply on behalf of the customer. The customer will be billed for the installation cost, minus the amount of the grant they requested for. The installer will be reimbursed for the grant amount deducted from the customer's account if the application is approved. The Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles (OZEV) intends to process claims within 30 working days for skilled installers.

To qualify, cars must have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and be capable of travelling at least 70 miles emission-free. The grant is also only available on cars that cost less than £50,000.

You don't need to do anything if you want to buy a qualifying vehicle, as the dealer will include the value of the grant in the price of the vehicle.