What is the OLEV Workplace Scheme?

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is a government department set up to oversee the transformation of the UK vehicle market from the high carbon emitting petrol and diesel cars to electric vehicles. With transport accounting for approximately 25% of all UK carbon emissions this transformation is an integral part in the government’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Government Support

The Workplace Charging scheme (WCS) provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of EV charge points. The contribution is limited to the 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £350 for each socket, up to a maximum of 20 on commercial installs.

Tax Implications

Currently electricity used to charge an electric vehicle is not considered a benefit in kind (BIK) and therefore if employees are allowed to charge their own cars at work there is no tax on electricity. This could be a useful benefit to encourage employees to go green.

What happens next?

To check your eligibility for the OLEV workplace grant simply fill in the application form below and one of our team will contact you to shortly to discuss your requirements. Scott EV have a wealth of experience and can facilitate the full process from initial planning stage, through to completion.