Guidance

Plug-in van and truck grant: eligibility and applications

Technical eligibility criteria and application guidance for the plug-in van and truck grant scheme for manufacturers.

Documents

Form A: scheme number application

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Form B: plug-in van and truck grants complete and completed vehicle application cover sheet

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Form C: plug-in van and truck grants incomplete vehicle application cover sheet

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Form D: final stage completed vehicle form for multi-stage build vans and truck

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Details

This guidance is for manufacturers of plug-in vans and trucks. It explains:

  • the technical criteria that trucks and vans must meet to be eligible for the plug-in grant scheme
  • how to apply to have a vehicle approved as eligible under the scheme
  • which form is appropriate for your application

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

Published 5 November 2012
Last updated 1 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. For vehicles approved to IVA or NSSTA routes, crash testing requirements have changed. Best practice guidelines for providing evidence for consumer electrical safety have also been updated. When starting a new vehicle application, applicants should submit Form A: scheme number application to the Vehicle Certification Agency. There is a new contact email address for queries about whether a new variant of a vehicle needs to be approved.

  2. Guidance amended to reflect an updated multistage build section, application process clarification and eligibility criteria including maximum speed requirements for refuse collection vehicles and range requirements for multistage build vehicles.

  3. The guidance has been updated to reflect the changes to the plug-in grant schemes announced on 18 March 2021.

  4. The guidance has been updated to show that the waiting time for a decision has changed. It should now be received within 2 months.

  5. Grant application guidance document reformatted and background section updated.

  6. Future review of grant levels update.

  7. Guidance updated to cover N2 and N3 category vans.

  8. Updated to explain that vehicles which have already received the plug-in van grant will not be eligible for enhanced capital allowances

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

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

  11. First published.