Research and analysis

Assessing the role of the plug-in car grant and plugged-in places scheme in electric vehicle take-up

Review of the government’s plug-in car grant and plugged-in places schemes with regard to the electric vehicle uptake.

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Assessing the role of the plug-in car grant and plugged-in places scheme in electric vehicle take-up

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Assessing the role of the plug-in car grant and plugged-in places scheme in electric vehicle take-up: executive summary

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A review exploring the contribution of the government’s plug-in car grant and plugged-in places schemes to the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).

This assessment involved a quantitative survey of over 500 grant recipients alongside over 100 in-depth interviews with recipients and non electric vehicle owners. It provides evidence on the role and effectiveness of the schemes, the barriers and motivating factors that influence EV purchasing and the use of charging infrastructure.

Published 4 September 2013