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Vauxhall cuts EV prices to fit plug-in grant

Vauxhall has reduced the prices of its Mokka-e and Vivaro-e so that all its electric models are eligible for the revised plug-in grant.

Last week, the Government reduced the cut-off point for grant eligibility from £50,000 to £35,000 and cut the incentive from £3,000 to £2,500.

In line with the changes, Vauxhall has revised the pricing across the entire Mokka-e range to ensure all derivatives remain eligible for the grant. Prices for the Mokka-e SE Premium now start from £33,040 OTR, while the range-topping Mokka-e Launch Edition starts from £34,995 OTR.

To ensure the Vivaro-e Life qualifies for the new plug-in grant, Edition models have reduced by more than £2,000, with prices starting from £34,995 OTR. The Vivaro-e Life Combi will be the same specification level as the Edition model and will also start from £34,995 OTR.

The Corsa-e is already priced below the grant threshold but customers will receive the option to take a free Wallbox Pulsar Plus charger installed by a British Gas engineer. British Gas will also offer 30,000 free green miles to Vauxhall customers through a British Gas EV dual fuel tariff.

For the Mokka-e, Vauxhall also offers a subsidised 7kW home charging unit from PodPoint for just £299.

Paul Wilcox, managing director of Vauxhall, said: “At Vauxhall, we believe in making sure our vehicles are as accessible as possible to the greatest number of people, and especially so when it comes to zero emissions-in-use motoring, so I am pleased to confirm that all Corsa-e, all Mokka-e and the new Vivaro-e Life Combi are eligible for the Government Plug-in Car Grant.”

Fellow Stellantis brand Citroen also confirmed price cuts to its new e-C4 model following the changes to the grant.

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  • Sage & Onion - 24/03/2021 12:01

    Have prices of EV's been held artificially high or is the devil in the detail and customers and fleets will simply see discounts reduced or removed to maintain margins?

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