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Plug In Car & Van Purchase Grant Information

The UK government provide grants towards the cost of a new electric car or van providing it meets a certain criteria.

The grant covers:

  • 35% of the cost of a car, up to a maximum of £2,500 depending on the emissions category the car comes under.
  • 20% of the cost of a van, up to a maximum of £8,000.
  • 20% of the cost of a taxi, up to a maximum of £7,500.

Am I eligible?

The grant you can get depends on the type of car you wish to buy.

The government has four categories:

Category

CO2 emissions

Zero emission range

Grant

Maximum grant

1

Under 50g/km

At least 70 miles

35% of cost

£4,500

1 (taxi)

Under 50g/km

At least 70 miles

20% of cost

£7,500

2

Under 50g/km

At least 10 miles

35% of cost

£2,500

3

50 to 75g/km

At least 20 miles

35% of cost

£2,500

Van

Under 75g/km

At least 10 miles

20% of cost

£8,000

Exemptions

You cannot get a grant for:

  • Secondhand vehicles.
  • Category 2 or 3 vehicles with a recommended retail price of over £60,000 and over.

How to Claim

There is no application process for getting a government grant for your EV. The grant will be automatically applied for by a member of our team.

Workplace Charging Scheme Vouchers

Workplace Charging Scheme vouchers or WCS are available to companies installing charging stations on their premises for the use of staff charging their vehicles whilst parked at work. It also applies to fleets parked off road at the workplace. Customer parking chargepoints are not eligible.

WCS is a voucher-based scheme designed to provide eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints. At time of publication (09/19) the contribution is limited to 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £500 for each socket, up to a maximum of 20 sockets across all sites for each applicant.

For more information please visit: WCS Guidance