If you’re buying a new pure electric car you can benefit from the UK Government plug-in car grant of £2,500, and cars costing £35,000 or more are now excluded.
Previously, changes were 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.
The grant is handled by the dealership or the company selling you the car so you won’t receive the money directly, it’s deducted from the price that you pay for the car.
The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for small vans, up to a maximum of £3,000. The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for large vans, up to a maximum of £6,000.
You can get up to £350 (including VAT) off the cost of installing a charger at home through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.