To encourage people to buy and use electric cars, the UK government is offering grants of up to £5,000 towards the purchase of an electric vehicle. This is a great incentive for motorists, especially if they are concerned about the higher initial costs of an electric car.

Eligible cars

The following cars are eligible:

For more information please visit the Department for Transport website at the link below:

Plug-in van grant

A grant is also available for electric vans. Purchasers will be able to receive 20 per cent – up to £8,000 – off the cost of a plug-in van meeting the government’s criteria.

This will be of great interest to businesses, which can now save on the up-front purchase price of vans as well as on running costs.

Vehicles that are already on the market include: