LEGISLATION &

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LEGISLATION GRANTS

Ever since the first plug-in hybrid (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) hit the market, there have been numerous concerns about the cost of purchasing one. However, there are several Government grants available, along with the accompanying legislation.

We wanted to highlight some of the key grants and legislation that impact electric EVs and PHEVs, so that you are able to choose the right make and model based on your business needs.

GOVERNMENT VEHICLE GRANTS

EVs and PHEVs have been split into individual categories, based on the CO2 emissions that each vehicle produces. The category that your vehicles fall into will have an impact on the grant that you are able to receive.

01.

CATEGORY 1 CARS

Available grant: 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £3,500

Vehicles include:

  • BMW i3 and i3s
  • Citroen CZero
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Renault ZOE
  • Smart EQ fortwo/fourfour
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X

02.

CATEGORY 2 CARS - No Grant

Available grant: No longer available for Grant

Vehicles include:

  • Kia Niro PHEV
  • Volkswagen Golf GTA
  • Volkeswagen Passat GTE
  • Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine

03.

CATEGORY 3 CARS - No Grant

Available grant: No longer available for Grant

Vehicles include:

  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line
  • MINI Countryman PHEV

04.

MOTORCYCLES

Available grant: 20% of the motorcycle purchase price, up to a maximum of £1,500

Models include:

  • Askoll eS3
  • BMW C evolution
  • Eccity 125
  • Energica Ego
  • Torrot Muvi
  • Zero Motorcycles (all models)

05.

VANS

Available grant: 20% of the vehicle purchase price, up to a maximum of £8,000

Vehicles include:

  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van)
  • Peugeot ePartner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE

06.

CATEGORY 1 TAXIS

Available grant: 20% of the taxi purchase price, up to a maximum of £7,500

Vehicles include:

  • LEVC TX

You are able to read the full list of vehicles using the Government guidelines here.

WORKPLACE & HOME CHARGING SCHEME

Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

The WCS is a voucher-based option that gives businesses the opportunity to have some of the initial purchase and installation costs covered for vehicle charging points.

You would have to fill in an application form to apply for the vouchers, and once finalised, you can upload it to the Government’s online system direct.

You can find out more about the Workplace Charging Scheme, along with available grants, on the Government website here.

HomeCharge Scheme

Eligibility information for customers wishing to participate in the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) from January 2019 is available via this link

Find out which vehicles are now eligible for the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) whereby EV customers can get up to £500 (including VAT) towards the cost of installing a charger at home.

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