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Vehicles eligible for plug-in grant

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The UK Government have announced changes to the plug-in grant (PiG) amounts and eligibility criteria effective from 7:00hrs on 18/03/21.
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Grants are administered by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), and the criteria and funding levels have tightened as the market has matured. However, there are still several incentives in place to encourage drivers and fleets to switch.

Plug-in Car Grant

OZEV has recently closed the Plug-in Car Grant to new applications. The oldest of the grant schemes had provided up to £1,500 (or 35% of the purchase costs) for vehicles meeting the following criteria:

  • 0g/km CO2 emissions
  • An electric range of at least 70 miles
  • An RRP of up to £32,000 (including VAT and delivery fees)

The most recent list included:

  • Citroen e-Berlingo (M) - Feel
  • Citroen e-Berlingo (M) - Flair XTR
  • Citroen e-Berlingo (XL) - Feel
  • Citroen e-C4 C-Series Edition
  • Citroen e-C4 - Sense
  • Citroen e-C4 - Shine Edition
  • Citroen e-Spacetourer (50kWh) - Business Edition (M)
  • Citroen e-Spacetourer (50kWh) - Business Edition (XL)
  • Fiat 500e - Action
  • Fiat 500e - Icon
  • Fiat 500e - La Prima
  • Fiat 500e - Passion
  • Fiat 500e (RED) 24kW
  • Fiat 500e (RED) 42kW
  • Fiat 500e Convertible - Icon
  • Fiat 500e Convertible - Passion
  • Fiat 500e Convertible (RED) 42kW
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric - Premium
  • Hyundai KONA Electric (39kWh) - SE Connect
  • Hyundai KONA Electric (39kWh) - Premium
  • Mazda MX-30 - SE-L Lux
  • Mazda MX-30 - First Edition
  • Mazda MX-30 - Sport Lux
  • MG MG5 EV (52.5kWh)
  • MG MG5 EV (61.1kWh)
  • MG ZS EV - Excite
  • MG ZS EV - Exclusive
  • MG ZS EV - SE
  • MG ZS EV - Trophy
  • MG ZS EV - Trophy Connect
  • MG ZS EV - SE Long Range
  • MINI Electric - Level 1
  • MINI Electric - Level 2
  • Nissan e-NV200 (5 Seater) - Visia
  • Nissan e-NV200 (7 Seater) - Visia
  • Nissan Leaf - (40kWh) - Acenta
  • Nissan Leaf (40kWh) - N-Connecta
  • Nissan Leaf (40kWh) - Tekna
  • Peugeot e-208 - Active Premium
  • Peugeot e-208 - Allure
  • Peugeot e-208 - Allure Premium
  • Peugeot e-Rifter Allure Premium
  • Renault ZOE - GT Edition R135 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - GT Line R135 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - GT Line+ R135 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - Iconic R110 EV 50
  • Renault ZOE - Iconic R110 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - Iconic R135 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - i Venture R110 Z.E 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - Play R110 EV 50
  • Renault ZOE - Riviera Limited Edition R135 ZE Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - S Edition R110 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - S Edition R135 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Smart EQ fortwo
  • Smart EQ forfour
  • SsangYong Korando eMotion - Ventura
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life SE (5 Seat)
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life SE (7 Seat)
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life SE XL (7 Seat)
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e - Elite Premium
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e - GS Line
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e - SE Nav Premium
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e - SRi Nav Premium
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e - Ultimate
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - Elite Premium
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - GS Line
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - SE Premium
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - SRi Premium
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - Ultimate
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - Ultimate MY22
  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life Edition/Combi L
  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life Combi M
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen ID.3 Pure Performance (45kWh 150PS) - Life

Plug-in Van Grant

Grants for electric vans were introduced in 2012. These cover up to 35% of the purchase price with funding capped according to the gross vehicle weight (GVW), based on the following criteria:

  • Lower than 50g/km CO2 emissions
  • An electric range of at least 60 miles
  • Fleet operators can claim for up to 1,000 vehicles each year (1 April to 31 March)

Small vans (less than 2,500kg GVW) are eligible for grant funding of up to £2,500:

  • Citroen e-Berlingo
  • Maxus eDeliver 3 (short wheel base variants)
  • Nissan e-NV200
  • Nissan Voltia
  • Peugeot e-Partner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE
  • Renault Zoe Van
  • Toyota Proace City Electric
  • Vauxhall Combo-e

Large vans (2,500-4,250kg GVW) are eligible for grant funding of up to £5,000:

  • BD Auto eTraffic
  • BD e-Boxer
  • BD e-Ducato
  • BD e-Relay
  • Citroen e-Dispatch
  • Citroen e-Relay
  • DFSK EC35
  • Fiat e-Ducato
  • Fiat E-Scudo
  • Ford E-Transit (Leader)
  • Ford E-Transit (Trend)
  • LDV EV80
  • LEVC VN5
  • MAN eTGE
  • Maxus eDeliver 3
  • Maxus eDeliver 3 LWB Chassis Cab
  • Maxus eDeliver 9
  • Maxus eDeliver 9 MC L3 Chassis Cab
  • Maxus eDeliver 9 LC L4 Chassis Cab
  • Mercedes-Benz eVito
  • Mercedes-Benz eVito Premium
  • Mercedes-Benz eVito Progressive
  • Mercedes eSprinter
  • Nextem Orca
  • Peugeot e-Boxer
  • Peugeot e-Expert
  • Renault Master ZE (3.1 and 3.5 tonnes)
  • Renault Trucks Master ZE
  • Toyota Proace Electric
  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e
  • Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter

This list is correct as at 12pm 26th May 2021 and will be regularly updated as more vehicles become available.

For more information

A list of all the vehicles that are currently eligible for the grant, and the category into which they fall, is available on the Gov.uk website https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants£

Published at 16 June 2022
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