Plug-in car grants: eligibility and applications

Technical eligibility criteria and application guidance for the plug-in car grant schemes for manufacturers.


Plug-in car grant application form

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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 schemes
  • how to register a vehicle to be eligible under the schemes

For a list of eligible cars and information about buying one see the low-emission vehicles eligible for a plug-in grant.

Published 8 November 2012
Last updated 18 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. The guidance has been updated to reflect the changes to the plug-in grant schemes announced on 18 March 2021.

  2. Grants application guidance document reformatted and background section updated.

  3. Updated to reflect grant changes.

  4. Plug-in car grant levels to remain until October 2018.

  5. Guidance updated to reflect changes in plug-in grant levels.

  6. Updated guidance confirming grant will continue till February 2016.

  7. Changes to the plug-in car grant to occur from April 2015.

  8. Plug-grant number added for 30 June 2014.

  9. Latest Plug-in Car Grant scheme claims until 31 December 2013 released.

  10. Latest Plug-in Car Grant scheme claims until 30 September 2013 released.

  11. First published.