Plug in car & van grants

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.

The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV - Department of Transport) provides information on the current grant provision. More information is available in the attached link;

 Plug-in car grant - Department for Transport website

Eligible cars

The following cars are eligible, however, please refer to the OLEV website for more information (updated in July 2015):

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


Eligible Vans

The following vans are eligible, however, please refer to the OLEV website for more information (updated in July 2015):