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Low-emission Vehicles Eligible for Plug-in Grants

Low Emission Vehicles Plug-in Car Grant

Plug-in vehicle grants are making it cheaper to buy brand new low-emission vehicles. The UK Government offers the incentive through funding given to dealerships and manufacturers.

The dealer includes the value of the grant (up to £3,500 for cars) in the purchase price. This section lists electric (plug-in) and hybrid cars, vans, and motorbikes available for a low-emission grant.

Which Vehicles Qualify for a Plug-in Grant?

The six categories of vehicles eligible for a plug in grant are:

Note: Plug-in grants are not available for ALL low-emission vehicles (only for the vehicle types approved by the government).

Cars (previously called 'category 1')

This list of cars produce CO2 emissions less than 50g/km and they can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without producing any emissions whatsoever:

Note: If you buy one of the brand new cars listed above, the grant covers 35% of the purchase price (up to a maximum of £3,500).

Motorcycles

These motorcycles have no CO2 emissions and can travel at least 50 kilometres (31 miles) between charges:

Note: If you buy one of the motorcycles listed above, the grant covers 20% of the purchase price (up to a maximum of £1,500).

Mopeds

The mopeds in this list produce no CO2 emissions and they can travel at least 30 kilometres (19 miles) between charges:

Note: If you buy one of the mopeds listed above, the grant covers 20% of the purchase price (up to a maximum of £1,500).

Vans

The vans listed have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel at least 16 kilometres (10 miles) without producing any emissions whatsoever:

Note: If you buy one of these brand new vans, the plug in vehicle grant covers 20% of the purchase price (up to a maximum of £8,000).

Taxis

These 'purpose-built taxis' have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without producing any emissions at all:

Note: The grant pays for 20% of the purchase price for these taxi vehicles (up to a maximum of £7,500).

Trucks and Large Vans

These large vans and trucks have CO2 emissions of at least 50% less than the equivalent conventional Euro VI vehicle (that carries the same capacity) and can travel at least 16 kilometres (10 miles) without producing any emissions:

Note: The plug-in grant pays for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles (for the first 200 orders) up to a maximum of £20,000. It then covers 20% of the purchase price for these types of large vans and trucks up to a maximum of £8,000.

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles NOT Eligible

Cars listed as category 2 and 3 do not qualify for a plug-in grant. But, you can get up to £500 (including VAT) through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme off the cost to instal a charger at home for these vehicles.

Category 2 Cars

These cars have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and they can travel at least 16 kilometres (10 miles) without any emissions at all:

Category 3 Cars

These cars have CO2 emissions of 50 to 75g/km and they can travel at least 32 kilometres (20 miles) without producing any emissions at all:


Low-emission Vehicles Eligible for Plug-in Grant in United Kingdom

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