Electric Car Grants

Plug-in Car Grant

If you are buying a new car you can benefit from a Government grant. The grant is handled by the dealership or the company selling you the car so you won’t receive the money directly, it is deducted from the price that you pay for the car. Cars that emit less than 50 g/km CO2 and have a zero emission range of at least 70 miles qualify for a £3,500 discount. In practice this currently means only pure electric cars qualify.

Changes were recently made to the plug-in car and van grants, removing most current plug-in hybrids from the scheme and reducing the grant amount for full electric vehicles. According to the Government’s Road to Zero Strategy, these grants will continue in some form until at least 2020.

Plug-in Van Grant

Vans must have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel at least 10 miles with zero emissions. Available Grant: 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £8,000.

Motorcycles

Motorcycles must have no CO2 emissions and must be able to travel at least 31 miles between charges. Available Grant: 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Mopeds

Mopeds must have no CO2 emissions and must be able to travel at least 19 miles between charges. Available Grant: 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Taxis

Taxis must be purpose-built taxis and have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and must be able to travel at least 70 miles with zero emissions. Available Grant: 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £7,500.

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