Plug-In Grant Eligible Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

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November 16, 2017

The government plug-in grant was introduced to bolster consumer uptake of new electric or plug-in hybrid models by providing up to £4,500 off the list price.

Plug-In Grant Eligible Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

The government plug-in grant was introduced to bolster consumer uptake of new electric or plug-in hybrid models by providing up to £4,500 off the list price. There are 6 categories of grants available, each grant is dependent on CO2 emissions and electric-only range.

Eligible Vehicles – Category 1 Cars

Category 1 cars are eligible for the highest grant available. This will cover 35% of the purchase price of the vehicle, up to a maximum of £4,500. To qualify for this the vehicle must have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and be able to travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any CO2 emissions at all.

BMW i3 BYD e6 Citroen CZero
Ford Focus Electric Hyundai IONIQ Electric Kia Soul EV
Nissan LEAF Peugeot iON Renault Fluence
Renault ZOE Smart fortwo electric drive Smart forfour electric drive
Toyota Mirai Volkswagen e-up! Volkswagen e-Golf
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater) Tesla Model S & X

Eligible Vehicles – Category 2 Cars

To be eligible for this grant vehicles must have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and be able to travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any CO2 emissions. The grant will cover 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Audi A3 e-tron BMW 225xe BMW 330e
BMW 530e Hyundai IONIQ PHEV  Kia Niro PHEV 
Kia Optima PHEV  Mercedes-Benz C350 e Mercedes-Benz E350 e
MINI Countryman PHEV Mitsubishi Outlander Toyota Prius Plug-in
Vauxhall Ampera Volkswagen Golf GTE  Volkswagen Passat GTE
Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum

*Mercedes-Benz C350 e (with 17 inch rear wheels)

*Mitsubishi Outlander (except Commercial)

*Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum (2017 model year only)

Eligible Vehicles – Category 3 Cars

There is currently only one vehicle eligible for the Plug-In Grant:

Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line

This vehicle has CO2 emissions of 50 to 75g/km and can travel at least 32km (20 miles) without any CO2 emissions. The grant will cover 35% of the purchase price for this vehicle, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Eligible Vehicles – Vans

The current government grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price of the below vans, up to a maximum of £8,000. To qualify, the van must emit CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and be able to travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any CO2 emission.

Citroen Berlingo Peugeot ePartner Renault Kangoo ZE
Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van) Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial BD Otomotiv eDucato & eTraffic 

Non-eligible – Vehicles

Not all electric or hybrid vehicles are eligible for the Plug-In Grant – only vehicles that have been approved by the government. Also, any category 2 or 3 cars with a retail price over £60,000 are not eligible.

Category 2 Category 3
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid
BMW i8 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

At Gofor Finance we can assist with the procurement of all makes and models of electric vehicles, get in touch today.

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