The government has today (17 December 2015) announced a long-term extension to its’ plug-in car grant.
The current plug-in car grant scheme is to continue to offer motorists up to £5,000 off the price of an electric car until at least February 2016 for all categories of vehicle, boosting further the rapidly-growing plug-in car market.
In the July 2015 Budget the Chancellor announced a new vehicle excise duty (VED) banding system for cars registered on or after 1 April 2017 where there will be a flat standard rate of £140 except for cars emitting 0g/km CO2.
The Government has confirmed that the current structure of the UK government’s Plug-In Car Grant will end this year, coinciding with the sale of the 50,000th electric vehicle (EV) or the end of the budget period, whichever comes first.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has opened the £1bn Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) headquarters at the University of Warwick, and up to £100m of new funding is now available for companies.
After many years, the government’s car fleets are being provided with funding to introduce plug-in cars and vans.
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), the multi-stakeholder organisation charged with promoting effective policy to deliver carbon reductions from all aspects of road transport, has announced its work programme for 2014-15.
The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced how it will spend its £500m funding allocation for low emission vehicles over the next five years.
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched a call for evidence from key players in the industry to find out how to kick start demand and make the UK the number one European destination for investment in ultra low emission vehicles.
At LCV2013 today Transport Minister Norman Baker launched the governments strategy to drive forward the ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) industry.