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What Government Grants Are Available On Electric Vehicles?

With the Government’s “Green Revolution” deadline for the end of petrol & diesel vehicle sales now set at 2030, the incentives to take on electric vehicles have changed. In this article, Vanarama takes a close look at what the grants are & what types of vehicles they’re available on. 

The UK Government’s grants on electric vehicles & low emission vehicles are designed to help customers make the switch to electric vehicles by reducing the higher up-front prices. Customers will see there are discounts applied to the prices of brand new low-emission vehicles through grants the government gives to manufacturers & those business leasing or selling the vehicles. 

**Does A Customer Need To Do Anything To Activate The Grants? **

Customers don’t need to do anything to activate the discounts when they buy one of these vehicles - the responsibility is with the company arranging the lease or sale to include the value of the grant in the vehicle’s price.

**Which Vehicles Are Eligible For These Grants? **

The size of grant a customer is able to take advantage of depends on which category the vehicle falls into. At present, there are 7 categories in which grants are available. They are: 

  • Cars (V)

  • Small vans (V)

  • Large vans (V)

  • Motorcycles

  • Mopeds

  • Taxis

  • Trucks

The first 3 categories (marked with a V in brackets) are the ones Vanarama can help you with - we do not lease motorcycles, mopeds, taxis or trucks. 

Also, be aware that not all low-emission vehicles are actually eligible for a grant. Only vehicles that are on the Government’s approved list of vehicles are eligible for a grant - you can view the full approved vehicle list on the Government’s website.

**What Grants Are Available On Cars? **

To qualify for the grant on low-emission cars, the CO2 emissions of the vehicles must be less than 50g/km & they should be capable of travelling at least 112km or 70 miles without any emissions at all - easy for fully-electric cars. 

The cars must also cost less than £35,000 as its recommended retail price (RRP), & must include VAT & delivery fees. The grant pays for 35% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £2,500.

**What Grants Are Available On Small Vans? **

To qualify for the grant on low-emission small vans, they must have a gross vehicle weight of less than 2500kg, emit CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km & be capable of travelling at least 96km or 60 miles without any emissions at all. The grant pays for 35% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £3,000.

**What Grants Are Available On Large Vans? **

To qualify for the grant on low-emission large vans, the vehicles must have a gross vehicle weight of between 2500kg & 3500kg gross vehicle weight, emit CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km & be capable of travelling at least 96km or 60 miles without any emissions at all. The grant pays for 35% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £6,000.

Are Grants Available On Home/Business Charging Points?

If you lease your electric vehicle from Vanarama, you’ll get a FREE home charging point from ChargedEV worth £900 & 3 months of FREE electricity with Mina Energy!

Or, you can get up to £350 (including VAT) discounted from the installation price of a charger through the Government’s Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

If you enjoyed this article, take a look at this one titled ‘Is 2021 The Year Of The Electric Van?’. Or, find your new lease of life on our special offers page.

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