Plug-in car grant

The UK plug-in car grant is designed to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the UK by reducing the initial cost to drivers.

Plug-in car grant

What is the UK plug-in car grant?

The UK Government has a plug-in car grant for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). Designed to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the UK, the grant offers a discount on the purchase price of a brand new eligible plug-in vehicle.

How much is the Plug-in Car Grant?

The Plug-in Car Grant amount varies by vehicle type:

  • Cars can get 35% off the purchase price, up to a maximum of £1,500.
  • Vans can get up to 35% off, up to a maximum of £5,000 (£2,500 for small vans).
  • Motorcycles and mopeds can get 35% off, up to a maximum of £500 (£150 for mopeds).

How does the government’s electric car grant work?

The Government puts a sum of money towards the purchase of zero-emissions vehicles, creating a cash incentive for buyers to switch to EVs.

This incentive along with higher taxes for newer diesel cars has been put in place to aid the country to achieve its targets for cutting CO2 emissions.

How long can I get the Plug-in Car Grant for?

The Plug-in Car Grant has been renewed and is now scheduled to come to an end in the 2022-23 financial year.

What cars are eligible for the Plug-in Car Grant?

To be eligible for the grant, the car must have a recommended retail price (RRP) of less than £32,000, including VAT and delivery fees.

Cars that are converted to wheelchair accessible must cost less than £35,000. This is the recommended retail price (RRP) including VAT, delivery fees, and excludes conversion costs

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.

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  • ​What Vans are eligible for the Plug-in Car Grant?​

    Large Vans

    The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £5,000.

    You can claim a total of 1000 plug-in van and truck grants for your business or organisation each year. This limit resets every year on 1 April.

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  • Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter
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  • Small Vans

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

    You can claim a total of 1000 plug-in van and truck grants for your business or organisation each year. This limit resets every year on 1 April.

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    • Vauxhall Combo-e
    • Maxus eDeliver 3 (short wheel base variants)
    • Nissan e-NV200
    • Nissan Voltia
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    Electric car grant FAQs

    Can I get an electric car grant for used cars or pre-registered cars?

    No. The grant is only available in your are the first owner and buy a brand new vehicle. This unfortunately means the grants isn’t valid when purchasing a used cars or pre-registered vehicles. However the OLEZ Home charging grants is available for buyers of new or used cars.

    How do I claim the grant?

    You won’t need to need to do anything. Your dealer does all the work on your behalf and automatically reduces the price of the car by the value of the grant during the purchase.

    Can I get the electric car grant if I’m purchasing on finance?

    Yes as long as the vehicle you are financing is brand new. The grant will be deducted from the total price, in turn this will reduce your monthly payments.

    Can I be paid the electric car grant in cash?

    No, the grant can only be used to reduce the price of your Brand New electric vehicle. As the grant is designed to boost sales of EVs, you never actually see the money, you just get New car at a discounted price.

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