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Domestic charge point funding

Funding is currently available towards the cost of home charge points for electric vehicles from the Energy Saving Trust and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

What are the benefits of having a home charge point?

  • Unlike a conventional plug socket, a charge point communicates directly with your car, making charging at home much safer.
  • Charging time is reduced by 30 - 60 per cent, depending on the car, making charging at home much quicker.

How do I access funding for my home charge point?

The typical cost for a home charge point and installation is approximately £1000.  As part of its Electric Vehicle Homecharge scheme, OLEV currently offers applicants £500 towards this cost. EST will provide up to £300 further funding on top of this. For the cost covered by OLEV you will not need to make any payment to your supplier, as they will receive this money from OLEV directly. For the costs above what OLEV cover, you will have to pay your supplier and the Energy Saving Trust will then provide you with your (up to £300) reimbursement. Any remaining costs above the £500 provided by OLEV and the £300 provided by Energy Saving Trust you would need to pay for yourself.

For this, we need you to complete a short application form and also send us a quote from your chosen supplier along with proof of purchase/lease of your EV in advance of the installation.

Please note that applicants need to arrange their installations directly with their chosen supplier and the Energy Saving Trust's involvement is solely to offer surplus grant funding.

Who does the installation?

Any installation carried out by an OLEV-accredited supplier is eligible for the £500 funding that OLEV provide, however to be eligible for the additional £300 of EST funding, installations must be carried out by one of the following organisations:


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 BMM Energy Solutions









 Franklin Energy






 WB Electrical



What is available?

Funding for a 32 amp charge point and associated installation costs.

Steps to getting your charge point

  1. Contact your supplier of choice.
  2. Arrange for them to provide a quote for the cost of the install.
  3. Provide any quotes to EST at for approval before any works begin, along with a completed application form and proof of your Electric Vehicle ownership.
  4. If approved EST will issue you with a grant offer to cover up to £300 of the cost of the works, once you have received this you can arrange a date for the works with your chosen supplier

Terms and Conditions

  • Offer is open to electric vehicle owners (or those with leases) and those that use an electric vehicle through work
  • Offer is only open for installations at addresses in Scotland
  • Offer is only open to applicants with a vehicle eligible for the OLEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. List of eligible vehicles
  • Offer is also open for vehicles appearing on this list that are second hand
  • Completed application form and other supporting documents must be submitted before installations occur
  • This offer is available on a first come, first served basis and Transport Scotland reserve the right to remove this offer at any time
  • If accepted for grant funding, EST will cover the cost of a chargepoint installation up to £300 above the funding provided by OLEV
  • Further terms and conditions will be provided upon application

If you have any questions or if you are not sure whether your vehicle is eligible please contact

Transport Scotland

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