Energy Saving Trust (EST) Grant for Scotland EV drivers

Mandy Simpson October 24, 2018

So most people know about the Office for Low Emissions (OLEV) grant. It’s a UK government grant that gives electric car drivers in the UK up to £500 towards the cost of an electric vehicle home charge point and installation.

The Energy Savings Trust (EST)

For those that live in Scotland, the Energy Saving Trust (EST) offers an additional £300 grant that sits on top the OLEV grant. This double whammy grant offers customers that live in Scotland an unbelievable total of up to £800 off the cost of their home charge point and installation.

The EST manages a Scottish government initiative called Home Energy Scotland which encourages and promotes sustainable safe and efficient transport system in Scotland. It’s a really busy trust with lots of different projects going on. One of them is this grant that encourages the switch to electric driving.

The Scottish Government has the ambition to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032. In response to this great pledge, they’ve just launched the Switched-on Towns and Cities Challenge Fund which is aiming to deliver 20 new electric towns before 2025. This demonstrates their support in this sustainable transport and only makes it easier for others to take the leap and go electric.

Unlike OLEV applications which are usually sorted out through your installer, the EST application is applied for directly by the homeowner. The EST is only available to those that qualify for the OLEV. The application is done online and you just need to email your installer quote and proof of ownership or lease agreement and then you are done.


Our trusted Scottish installers are the rather excellent RB Grant who has offices in St Andrews and Kirkcaldy. David flew up from London to visit them at the end of this summer and oversaw Andersen first installation just on the banks of the beautiful Loch Leven.


I’ll leave you with what the customer said about her Andersen installation,

‘Amazing, personal service – very impressed with the people and the product. Their car chargers are certainly the best-looking around – I went for the oak A2 and it’s beautifully made. Haven’t tried the app yet as need a wifi extender due to our router being a bit far away but Jerome at Andersen’s has advised what to do. David has also been incredibly helpful, overcoming a few challenges I threw at him so quickly in such a proactive way that it has made the whole process of buying and installing the charge point feel incredibly smooth. Highly recommend.’

Thanks to RB Grant for doing all our installations in Scotland.



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About Mandy Simpson

Mandy loves all things to do with design. A graduate of St Martins, she has worked 18 years in New York and London across printed textiles, trend prediction, childrenswear and accessory design. She juggles her 2 kids and Andersen business and dreams of building her own mid-century modern home.