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Government Plug-In grant delivers 23,109 low emissions vehicles this year

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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has revealed 23,109 vehicles that are eligible for the Government's Plug-In grant have been delivered this year.

Alphabet announced that they have funded or leased nearly 10% (2,176) of those, which comprise of cars and light commercial vehicles.

The Plug-In car grant, originally introduced in 2011, now covers: 35% of the cost of the car, up to a maximum of either £2,500 or £4,500 (depending on the model’s range on battery power) or 20% of the cost of a van, up to a maximum of £8,000.

Mark Gibson, head of marketing and business development for Alphabet, said: “From the outset, Alphabet has demonstrated our strategic commitment to supporting EVs and making low emission, sustainable mobility an everyday reality for businesses and public sector organisations in the UK.

“Our portfolio of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) continues to grow as more and more fleet decision makers, their employees and business drivers choose greener and more efficient vehicles to get from A to B.”

Alphabet’s total fleet portfolio of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) at the end of last month (August 2016) broke the 5,000 mark for the first time ever, amounting to 5,085 EVs and PHEVs.


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