Plug in vehicles and charging points may be are eligible for government grant funding

  • Grants are available only to new UK registered low emissions vehicles.
  • Vehicles must emit less than 75g CO2/km.
  • Vehicles must meet specific performance and safety criteria.
  • Grants are available for:
    • Cars
    • Vans
    • Motorcycles & Mopeds
    • Taxis
    • Home and work recharging points
  • Grants in some form are expected to be available until 2020.
  • Enhanced capital allowances are not available for vans from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2018 (companies) and 6 April 2015 to 5 April 2018 (individuals) if a plug in grant or other form of state aid has been received in respect of the vehicle. This exclusion does not apply to cars.

There are three categories for cars and one for vans:

  • Category 1: CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and a zero emission range of at least 70 miles.
  • Category 2:CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and a zero emission range between 10 and 69 miles.  Must cost less than £60,000 to be eligible.
  • Category 3:CO2 emissions of 50 to 75g/km and a zero emission range of at least 20 miles.  Must cost less than £60,000 to be eligible.
  • Van: CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and a zero emission range of at least 10 miles.

Vehicle grants available are as follows:

  • Category 1: 35% of cost, to a maximum grant of £4,500.
  • Category 2: 35% of cost to a maximum grant of £2,500.
  • Category 3: 35% of cost to a maximum grant of £2,500.
  • Van: 20% of cost to a maximum grant of £8,000.
  • Motorcycle: 20% of cost to a maximum grant of £1,500

Homecharge grants

  • Up to 75% of the cost of the chargepoint installation, capped at £500, inc VAT

Workplace charging scheme vouchers

Voucher per socket:

  • Vouchers applied for before 24 July 2018 £300
  • Vouchers applied for after 24 July 2018 £500

Other allowances:

Low emission vehicles are currently

Links

HMRC website www.gov.uk provides a list of car and vans.

Detailed guidance, including performance and safety criteria, is also available on the HMRC for cars and vans.

Latest Updates

15/08/18 Details of Motorcycle & Moped grants and Home and Workplace charging vouchers added.