You can get a grant towards the cost of a new electric (plug-in) car or van, as long as it meets certain conditions.
The grant covers:
- 35% of the cost of a car, up to a maximum of either £2,500 or £4,500 depending on the model
- 20% of the cost of a van, up to a maximum of £8,000
The ‘cost’ is the full purchase price you pay for the basic vehicle - including number plates, vehicle excise duty and VAT. It doesn’t include delivery charges, the first registration fee or any optional extras.