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Q:

What is the plug-in car grant?

A:

Information correct as at July 14, 2020

The plug in car grant takes the form of a £3,000 government contribution towards the cost of an electric car, if it meets certain conditions.

Not all electric or hybrid vehicles are eligible for a grant - only vehicles that have been approved by the government.

Most manufacturers apply the grant to the published purchase price, although it is not included in P11D calculations.

Eligible cars

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 70 miles without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • BMW i3 and i3s
  • BYD e6
  • Citroen CZero
  • DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
  • Hyundai Ioniq Electric
  • Hyundai Kona Electric
  • Kia e-Niro 3
  • Kia e-Niro 4
  • Kia e-Niro 4+
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • Mercdes-Benz e-Vito Tourer
  • MG ZS EV
  • Mini Electric
  • Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater)
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Peugeot e-208
  • Peugeot e-2008
  • Polestar 2
  • Renault Zoe
  • Seat Mii electric
  • Skoda Citigo-e IV
  • Smart EQ fortwo
  • Smart EQ forfour
  • Tesla Model 3
  • ​Vauxhall Corsa-e
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen e-Golf

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £3,000.​

Grants are also available for eligible mopeds, motorcycles, vans and taxis.

Motorcycles

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

  • Artisan EV0 Monster
  • Askoll eS3
  • Askoll eSpro 70
  • BMW C evolution
  • Eccity 125
  • Eccity 125+
  • EcoNeco Revival
  • Ecooter E1R
  • Ecooter E2
  • Energica Ego
  • Energica Eva
  • Harley-Davidson LiveWire
  • Horwin CR6
  • Kollter ES1-Pro
  • Niu NQi GTS Pro
  • Niu NQi GTS Sport
  • Rieju NUUK
  • Scutum Silence S02
  • Thelmoco Ultra
  • Torrot Muvi
  • Vmoto 100
  • Vmoto 120
  • Vmoto Super Soco TC Max
  • Zero Motorcycles (all models)

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Mopeds

These vehicles have no CO2 emissions and can travel at least 30km (19 miles) between charges:

  • Artisan P2 Utility
  • Askoll eS1
  • Askoll eS2
  • Askoll eSpro 45
  • Bloova Delivery
  • Bloova Retro
  • Ecooter E1S
  • Govecs Go! T
  • Kollter ES1
  • Niu M-Series
  • Niu M+
  • Niu N-Cargo
  • Niu N-Series
  • Niu NGT
  • Niu U-Series
  • Niu UQi GT Pro
  • Peugeot e-Ludix
  • Rieju NUUK
  • Thelmoco Senda
  • Thelmoco X-Tra
  • Thelmoco  Zen
  • Torrot Muvi City
  • Ugbest e-City
  • Vespa Elettrica
  • Vmoto Super Soco CUX
  • Vmoto Super Soco TC
  • Vmoto Super Soco TS1200R
  • Vmoto Super Soco TSX

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Vans

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any emissions at all:

  • BD Auto eTraffic
  • BD Auto eDucato (3.5 tonnes)
  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Ford Transit Custom PHEV 
  • Mercedes-Benz eVito
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial
  • Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van)
  • Peugeot ePartner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE
  • Renault Master ZE
  • LDV EV80 van
  • LDV EV80 chassis cab

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £8,000.

Taxis

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

  • Dynamo Taxi
  • LEVC TX

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £7,500.

Large vans and trucks

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of at least 50% less than the equivalent conventional Euro VI vehicle that can carry the same capacity. They can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any emissions at all:

  • BD Auto eDucato (4.25 tonnes)
  • FUSO eCanter
  • Paneltex Z75

For the first 200 orders the grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £20,000. The grant will then pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £8,000.

Source: Gov.uk