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Q:

What is the plug-in car grant?

A:

The plug in car grant takes the form of a £4,500 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.

Category 1 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
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater)
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Peugeot iON
  • Renault ZOE
  • Smart EQ fortwo
  • Smart EQ forfour
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen e-Golf

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £4,500.

Category 2 cars

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 10 miles without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • BMW 225xe
  • BMW 330e
  • BMW 530e
  • Hyundai IONIQ PHEV
  • Kia Niro PHEV
  • Kia Optima PHEV
  • Mercedes-Benz C350 e (with 17 inch rear wheels)
  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e SE
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (except Commercial)
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE
  • Volvo S90 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V90 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC60 Twin Engine

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Category 3 cars

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of 50 to 75g/km and can travel at least 20 miles without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line
  • MINI Countryman PHEV

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for this vehicle, up to a maximum of £2,500.

 

Source: Gov.uk