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