What is the Plug-In Car Grant?

A complete guide that covers what the Plug-in Car Grant is and how you can claim it to reduce the cost of your plug-in vehicle by up to £4500


The Plug-In Car Grant is a government grant designed to promote the uptake of electric vehicles in the UK. The grant provides up to £4500 towards the cost of an eligible plug-in vehicle.

  • The Plug-In Car Grant applies at the time of purchase and is usually given as a discount off the purchase price of a vehicle.
  • Grant will be offered until 2018.

What does the Car Plug-In Grant offer electric car drivers?

  • The Plug-In Car Grant reduces the cost of eligible fully electric vehicles by up to £4500.
  • The grant also applies to eligible plug-in hybrid vehicles, up to £2500.
  • Applicable to new vehicles up to a value of £60,000.

How do I qualify for the Plug-In Car Grant?

To qualify for the Plug-In Car Grant, you need to purchase a qualifying electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle from 1st March 2016 onwards.

  • Most full electric and plug-in hybrids vehicles are eligible for the grant.
  • If fully electric, the vehicle must have a range of at least 70 miles.
  • The vehicle must be chosen from the list of eligible vehicles.
  • The grant is applied at the time of purchase and your manufacturer will guide you through the application process.

Which cars are eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant?

The vast majority of plug-in vehicles available in the UK today are eligible for the grant. These include:

  • Nissan LEAF (£4500).
  • Tesla Model S (£4500).
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (£2500).

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