Low emission vehicles that have been approved by the government are eligible for a grant. A percentage of the purchase price up to a maximum monetary amount will be applied by the dealer to the prices' of brand new vehicles.
To be eligible for the grant, cars must cost less than £32,000. This is the recommended retail price (RRP), and includes VAT and delivery fees.
For company car drivers the P11D value will be based on the original list price before deducting the grant.
The amounts and criteria for eligibility can be seen below:
|Category||Minimum Weight (kg)||Maximum Weight (kg)||Minimum CO2 (g/km)||Maximum CO2 (g/km)||Minimum Range (miles)||Purchase price discount (%)||Maximum Grant Amount (£)|
|CategoryCar||Minimum Weightkg—||Maximum Weightkg—||Minimum CO2g/km0||Maximum CO2g/km49||Minimum Rangemiles70.0||Purchase price discount%35||Maximum Grant Amount£1,500.00|
|CategorySmall Vans||Minimum Weightkg—||Maximum Weightkg2500||Minimum CO2g/km0||Maximum CO2g/km49||Minimum Rangemiles60.0||Purchase price discount%35||Maximum Grant Amount£2,500.00|
|CategoryLarge Vans||Minimum Weightkg2500||Maximum Weightkg3500||Minimum CO2g/km0||Maximum CO2g/km49||Minimum Rangemiles60.0||Purchase price discount%35||Maximum Grant Amount£5,000.00|
Futher information and frequently asked questions regarding the plug-in grant changes for cars can be found on the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) website.