Plug-in car grant: technical eligibility

Technical eligibility criteria for the plug-in car grant scheme for vehicle manufacturers.




This guidance is for manufacturers of plug-in cars. It explains

  • the technical criteria that cars must meet to be eligible for the plug-in grant scheme
  • how to register a vehicle to be eligible under the scheme

For a list of eligible cars and information about buying one see the plug-in cars and vans page.

Published 8 November 2012
Last updated 30 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect grant changes.
  2. Plug-in car grant levels to remain until October 2018.
  3. Guidance updated to reflect changes in plug-in grant levels.
  4. Updated guidance confirming grant will continue till February 2016.
  5. Changes to the plug-in car grant to occur from April 2015.
  6. Plug-grant number added for 30 June 2014.
  7. Latest Plug-in Car Grant scheme claims until 31 December 2013 released.
  8. Latest Plug-in Car Grant scheme claims until 30 September 2013 released.
  9. First published.