Government Grants Mean Free Money

The Government offer various different incentives to encourage you to go that little bit greener. We will go through the basics of each grant and how it could be ideal for you!

Grant 1: Cars

The grant most appealing and useful to the majority of new EV users. The list of cars below are all eligible for a discount of up £3,500 when you buy one new. These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions at all:

BMW i3 and i3s
BYD e6
Citroen CZero
Hyundai IONIQ Electric
Hyundai KONA Electric
Jaguar I-PACE
Kia Soul EV
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
Nissan e-NV200
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 £3,500.

Grant 2: Vans

The list of vans below are all eligible for up to £8000 off the purchase price. These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any emissions at all:

BD Otomotiv eTraffic
BD Otomotiv eDucato
Citroen Berlingo
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.

Electric and Hybrid vehicles that are not eligible:

Category 2 cars

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

  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi Q7
  • BMW 225xe
  • BMW 330e
  • BMW 530e
  • BMW i8
  • 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 PHEV (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

Category 3 cars

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

  • Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid
  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line
  • MINI Countryman PHEV
  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
  • Range Rover P400e
  • Range Rover Sport P400e

Other Incentive Schemes:

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK. Maximum contribution is limited to £500

Workplace Charging Scheme

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

Workplaces can apply for vouchers using the Workplace Charging Scheme application form.

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