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Electric Vehicles eligible for the Plug-in Car and Plug-in Van Grant

A Nissan LEAF electric car charging up

To provide more information as a follow-up to our introductory Electric Car Guide video
, these are the electric vehicles that are eligible for the government’s Plug-in Car Grant and Plug-in Van Grant .

Plug-in Cars

Pure Electric Vehicles

Prices quoted with and without the Plug-in Car Grant which reduces the price by 25% or a maximum of £5,000, whichever is less.

A yellow Citroen C Zero electric car

Citroen C-Zero

Doors: 5

Seats: 4

Top speed: 80 mph

0-62 mph: 15.9 seconds

Range: 100 miles

Recharging time (240v / 80% Quick Charge): 7 hours / 30 mins

Price: £26,216 / £21,216after Plug-in Car Grant

Read our review of the Peugeot iOn
(same basic car as the Citroen C-Zero)

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Mia

Doors: 2

Seats: 3

Top speed: 68 mph

0-62 mph: 34 seconds

Range: 80 miles

Recharging time (240v / 80% Quick Charge): 5 hours / N/A

Price: £27,000 / £22,000 after Plug-in Car Grant

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Doors: 5

Seats: 4

Top speed: 81 mph

0-62 mph: 13 seconds

Range: 100 miles

Recharging time (240v / 80% Quick Charge): 7 hours / 30 mins

Price: £28,990/ £23,990after Plug-in Car Grant

Read our review of the Peugeot iOn
(same basic car as the Mitsubishi i-MiEV)

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Nissan LEAF

Doors: 5

Seats: 5

Top speed: 90 mph

0-62 mph: 11.9 seconds

Range: 124 miles

Recharging time (240v / 80% Quick Charge): 7-8 hours / 30 mins

Price:£25,990 / £20,990 after Plug-in Car Grant or £20,990 / £15,990 + monthly battery lease from £70 per month

Read our review of the Nissan LEAF

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Peugeot iOn

Doors: 5

Seats: 4

Top speed: 81 mph

0-62 mph: 15.9 seconds

Range: 100 miles

Recharging time (240v / 80% Quick Charge): 7 hours / 30 mins

Price: £26,216/ £21,216after Plug-in Car Grant

Read our review of the Peugeot iOn

Renault Fluence ZE

Renault Fluence ZE

Doors: 4

Seats: 5

Top speed: 84 mph

0-62 mph: 13.7 seconds

Range: 115 miles

Recharging time (240v / 80% Quick Charge): 10-12 hours / N/A

Price:£22,495 / £17,495 after Plug-in Car Grant + monthly battery lease from £70 per month

Read our review of the Renault Fluence ZE

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Renault ZOE – NEW

Doors: 3

Seats: 5

Top speed: 84 mph

0-62 mph: 13.5 seconds

Range: 130 miles

Recharging time: (Chameleon charger) 3 – 9 hours / 30 mins for 80% Quick Charge

Price: £17,995 / £13,995 after Plug-in Car Grant + monthly battery lease from £70

Read our review of the Renault ZOE

The new Smart fortwo electric drive

Smart fortwo electric drive

Doors: 2

Seats: 2

Top speed: 78 mph

0-62 mph: 11.5 seconds

Range: 90 miles

Recharging time (240v / 100% Quick Charge): 7 hours / 1 hour

Price: £20,075 / £15,395 after Plug in Car Grant or £15,948 / £12,275 after Plug in Car Grant + monthly battery lease from £55 per month

Read our review of the pre-production smart fortwo electric drive


Extended-Range Electric Vehicles

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Chevrolet Volt

Doors: 5

Seats: 4

Top speed: 99 mph

0-62 mph: 9 seconds

Range: 50 miles EV, 300 miles petrol

Recharging time (240v / 80% Quick Charge): 6 hours / N/A

Price: £35,255 / £30,255 after Plug in Car Grant

Read our review of the Vauxhall Ampera
(same basic car as the Chevrolet Volt)

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Vauxhall Ampera

Doors: 5

Seats: 4

Top speed: 100 mph

0-62 mph: 8.7 seconds

Range: 50 miles EV, 310 miles petrol

Recharging time (240v / 80% Quick Charge): 6 hours / N/A

Price: £34,995 / £29,995after Plug-in Car Grant

Read our review of the Vauxhall Ampera

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Toyota Prius Plug in

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Doors: 5

Seats: 5

Top speed: 112 mph

0-62 mph: 11.4 seconds

Range: 15.5 miles EV, plus petrol-electric hybrid powertrain range

Recharging time (240v / 80% Quick Charge): 1.5 hours

Price: £33,245/ £28,245after Plug-in Car Grant

Read our review of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid – NEW

Doors: 5

Seats: 5

Top speed: 143 mph

0-62 mph: 6.1 seconds

Range: 31 miles EV, plus diesel/electric hybrid powertrain range

Recharging time: (240v 16A) 3.5 hours

Price: £48,775 / £43,775 after Plug-in Car Grant

Read our
review of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid


Plug-in Electric Vans

Pure Electric Vehicles

Prices quoted do not include the Plug-in Van Grant which reduces the price by 20% or a maximum of £8,000, whichever is less, and may not include VAT.

Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Electric

No longer in production

Daimler Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell

Payload: 775 kg

Top speed: 56 mph

0-62 mph: N/A

Range: 80 miles

Recharge time (230v / 400v) 10 hours / 5 hours

Price: 4 year 50,000 mile contract hire

FAAM ECOMILE

Payload: 1,300 kg

Top speed: 50 mph

0-62 mph: N/A

Range: >60 miles

Recharging time (380v): 8 hours, 4 hours with optional 2nd charger

Price: £34,650 +VAT – 20% or a maximum £8,000, whichever is less

FAAM JOLLY 2000

Payload: 1,830 kg

Top speed: 50 mph

0-62 mph: N/A

Range: 70 miles

Recharging time (380v): 6 hours

Price: £43,350 +VAT – 20% or a maximum £8,000, whichever is less

Mia electric Mia U

Payload: 350 kg

Top speed: 62 mph

0-62 mph: 34 seconds

Range: 80 miles

Recharging time (240v): 5 hours

Price: £22,000 after Government Grant

Renault Kangoo ZE

Payload: 650 kg

Top speed: 80 mph

0-62 mph: 21.9 seconds

Range: 106 miles

Recharging time (230v / 16A): 6-8 hours / 4-5 hours

Price: £16,960 + monthly battery rental-minus20% or a maximum of £8,000, whichever is less

Read our review of the Renault Kangoo ZE

Smith Electric Smith Edison

Payload: 725 – 2,300 kg

Top speed: 50 mph

0-62 mph: N/A

Range: 55-110 miles

Recharging time: 6-8 hours / 4 hours with fast charger

Price: £58,000-minus20% or a maximum of £8,000, whichever is less

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