What Government Grants are available for Electric Vehicles?

The Plug In Vehicle Grant

This government grant is designed to encourage the increase in sales of electric vehicles in the UK by reducing the initial cost to drivers.

The grant is only available on the greenest plug in models to try and persuade people to turn green to help the environment from pollution.
It offers £3,000 off the price of eligible new electric cars.

It is administered by the office for low emissions vehicles.
This government grant also allows you to receive up to £8,000 off eligible vans and up to £1,500 off eligible motorcycles and mopeds.

The grant is automatically applied at the time of purchase. To qualify for the grant your new EV must meet the following requirements:

Vehicle Category Electric Range Combined CO2 Emissions Maximum Price
Car > 70 miles < 50g/km < £50,000
Van < 75g/km N/A
Moped/Motorcycle > 19-31 miles 0g/km N/A

Here are some examples of cars that are within this category:

BMW i3 and i3s BYD e6 Citroen e- SpaceTourer DS 3 Crossback E- Tense Honda e Hyundai IONIQ Electric Kia e-Niro Kia soul EV
Ford Mustang Mach-E (AWD, standard range battery) Mazda  MX-30 Mercedes- Benz B-class
Electric drive
Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer MG MG5 EV MG ZS EV MINI Electric Nissan e-NV200 (5 seater /7 seater)
Nissan LEAF Polestar 2 SEAT mii electric Tesla Model 3 Long Range Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus Vauxhall Corsa-e Volkswagen e-Golf Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition

Government Grant on EV Vehicles Chargers

OZEV EV Home Charging Scheme

Previously, Boris Johnson has announced the ban on the sales of fossil fuel vehicles from 2030 in the UK.

This prompted the government to adjust their government grant name of the department responsible for supporting the roll out of EV charging infrastructure from OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicle) to OZEV (Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles.) This government grant means you get up to £350 off your purchased charger and installation.

OZEV Workplace Charging Scheme

With the OZEV workplace charging scheme you can be eligible to receive £350 off each socket that is OZEV approved. Your total savings could be up to £14,000 with the expectation of having a maximum 40 sockets installed within your workplace car park.

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles is a team working across government to support the transition to zero emission vehicles. The team is contributing their support to people for the taking of plug in vehicles as well as funding to support chargepoint infrastructure across the UK. By doing this you are helping contribute to economic growth and will help decrease greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution on our roads.