Low-emission vehicles eligible for a plug-in grant

You can get a discount on the price of brand new low-emission vehicles through a grant the government gives to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers.

You do not need to do anything if you want to buy one of these vehicles - the dealer will include the value of the grant in the vehicle’s price.

The maximum grant available for cars is £1,500.

Vehicles eligible for a grant

The amount of the grant depends on which category the vehicle is in. The 8 categories are:

  • cars
  • wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • motorcycles
  • mopeds
  • small vans
  • large vans
  • taxis
  • trucks

Not all low-emission vehicles will get a grant. Only vehicles that have been approved by the government are eligible for a grant.

Cars (previously ‘category 1’)

These vehicles have zero tailpipe CO2 emissions and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions at all:

  • Citroen e-Berlingo (M) – Feel
  • Citroen e-Berlingo (M) – Flair XTR
  • Citroen e-Berlingo (XL) – Feel
  • Citroen e-C4 C-Series Edition
  • Citroen e-C4 - Sense
  • Citroen e-C4 – Shine Edition
  • Citroen e-Spacetourer (50kWh) – Business Edition (M)
  • Citroen e-Spacetourer (50kWh) – Business Edition (XL)
  • Fiat 500e - Action
  • Fiat 500e - Icon
  • Fiat 500e - La Prima
  • Fiat 500e - Passion
  • Fiat 500e (RED) 24kW
  • Fiat 500e (RED) 42kW
  • Fiat 500e Convertible - Icon
  • Fiat 500e Convertible - Passion
  • Fiat 500e Convertible (RED) 42kW
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric - Premium
  • Hyundai KONA Electric (39kWh) - SE Connect
  • Hyundai KONA Electric (39kWh) - Premium
  • Mazda MX-30 - SE-L Lux
  • Mazda MX-30 - First Edition
  • Mazda MX-30 - Sport Lux
  • MG MG5 EV (52.5kWh)
  • MG MG5 EV (61.1kWh)
  • MG ZS EV - Excite
  • MG ZS EV - Exclusive
  • MG ZS EV - SE
  • MG ZS EV - Trophy
  • MG ZS EV - Trophy Connect
  • MG ZS EV - SE Long Range
  • MINI Electric - Level 1
  • MINI Electric - Level 2
  • Nissan e-NV200 (5 Seater) - Visia
  • Nissan e-NV200 (7 Seater) - Visia
  • Nissan Leaf - (40kWh) - Acenta
  • Nissan Leaf (40kWh) - N-Connecta
  • Nissan Leaf (40kWh) - Tekna
  • Peugeot e-208 - Active Premium
  • Peugeot e-208 - Allure
  • Peugeot e-208 - Allure Premium
  • Peugeot e-Rifter Allure Premium
  • Renault ZOE - GT Edition R135 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - GT Line R135 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - GT Line+ R135 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - Iconic R110 EV 50
  • Renault ZOE - Iconic R110 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - Iconic R135 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - i Venture R110 Z.E 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - Play R110 EV 50
  • Renault ZOE – Riviera Limited Edition R135 ZE Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - S Edition R110 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Renault ZOE - S Edition R135 EV 50 Rapid Charge
  • Smart EQ fortwo
  • Smart EQ forfour
  • SsangYong Korando eMotion - Ventura
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life SE (5 Seat)
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life SE (7 Seat)
  • Vauxhall Combo-e Life SE XL (7 Seat)
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e - Elite Premium
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e - GS Line
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e - SE Nav Premium
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e - SRi Nav Premium
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e - Ultimate
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - Elite Premium
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - GS Line
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - SE Premium
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - SRi Premium
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - Ultimate
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e - Ultimate MY22
  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life Edition/Combi L
  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life Combi M
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen ID.3 Pure Performance (45kWh 150PS) - Life

To be eligible for the grant, the car must have a recommended retail price (RRP) of less than £32,000, including VAT and delivery fees.

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs)

You may be able to get a grant towards the cost of converting a passenger vehicle into a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

To be eligible for a grant, the vehicle must:

  • be converted from a passenger vehicle (sometimes known as a ‘category M1 vehicle’)
  • have zero tailpipe CO2 emissions
  • be able to travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions
  • cost less than £35,000 (recommended retail price, including VAT and delivery fees)

The vehicles you can convert are:

  • Citroen e-Berlingo
  • Citroen e-Spacetourer Business M
  • Citroen e-Spacetourer Business XL
  • Nissan e-NV200 Combi (5 seater)
  • Nissan e-NV200 Combi (7 seater)
  • Peugeot e-Rifter
  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life - Combi

The grant can pay for 35% of the price of a wheelchair accessible vehicle, up to a maximum of £2,500.

There are a limited number of grants available. The limits are:

  • 250 grants until 31 March 2022
  • 1000 grants between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023

You can email the Department for Transport to find out how many grants are left.

Department for Transport
PluginGrants@dft.gov.uk

Motorcycles

These vehicles have no CO2 emissions and can travel at least 50km (31 miles) between charges:

  • Artisan ES1-Pro
  • Artisan EV0 Monster
  • Artisan JS2A
  • Askoll eS3
  • Askoll eSpro 70
  • Askoll NGS3
  • Cake Kalk Ink&
  • E-Max VS-1
  • Eccity 125
  • Eccity 125+
  • EcoNeco Revival
  • Ecooter E1R
  • Ecooter E2
  • Evoke Urban Classic
  • Evoke Urban S
  • Horwin CR6
  • Horwin CR6 Pro
  • Horwin EK3
  • Lexmoto LX06
  • Lexmoto LX08
  • NIU NQi GT Pro Cargo
  • NIU NQi GTS Pro
  • NIU NQi GTS Sport
  • Piaggio One
  • Rieju NUUK
  • SEAT MO e-Scooter
  • Silence S01
  • Sunra Miku Super
  • Sunra Robo-S
  • THELMOCO Ultra
  • Torrot Muvi
  • Vespa Elettrica
  • Vmoto 100
  • Vmoto 120
  • Vmoto Super Soco CPX
  • Vmoto Super Soco TC Max
  • Voge ER10 Euro 5
  • Yadea G5S
  • Zride Puma
  • Zride Tiger X

To be eligible for a grant, the motorcycle must have a recommended retail price (RRP) of less than £10,000, including VAT and delivery fees.

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £500.

Mopeds

These vehicles have no CO2 emissions and can travel at least 30km (19 miles) between charges:

  • Artisan EV2000 
  • Artisan P2 Utility
  • Askoll eS1
  • Askoll eS2
  • Askoll eSpro 45
  • Askoll NGS1
  • Askoll NGS2
  • Bilis LX04
  • Bloova Delivery
  • Bloova Retro
  • Cake Osa +
  • Cake Osa Flex
  • E-Max VS-1
  • E-Max VS-2
  • Ecooter E1S
  • GOVECS GO! T
  • Horwin EK1
  • Kollter ES1
  • Lexmoto Cypher 
  • Lexmoto Impulse
  • NIU M-Series
  • NIU M+
  • NIU N-Cargo
  • NIU N-Series
  • NIU NGT
  • NIU NQi Pro
  • NIU U-Series
  • NIU UQi GT Pro
  • Peugeot e-Ludix
  • Piaggio One
  • Rieju NUUK
  • Sunra Miku Max
  • Sunra Robo
  • Sunra Ronic
  • Surron Light Bee
  • THELMOCO Senda
  • THELMOCO X-Tra
  • THELMOCO Zen
  • Torrot Muvi City
  • UBCO 2x2 ADV
  • UGBEST e-City
  • Vespa Elettrica
  • Vmoto Super Soco CUX
  • Vmoto Super Soco TC
  • Vmoto Super Soco TS1200R
  • Vmoto Super Soco TSX
  • Yadea C1S (Euro 5)
  • Yadea G5
  • Yadea G5 (Euro 5)
  • Yadea S-Like
  • Yadea S-Like (Euro 5)

To be eligible for the grant, the moped must have a recommended retail price (RRP) of less than £10,000, including VAT and delivery fees.

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £150.

Small vans

These vehicles are less than 2,500 kilograms (kg) gross vehicle weight, have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 96km (60 miles) without any emissions at all:

  • Citroën e-Berlingo
  • Maxus eDeliver 3 (short wheel base variants)
  • Nissan e-NV200
  • Nissan Voltia
  • Peugeot e-Partner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE
  • Renault Zoe Van
  • Toyota Proace City Electric
  • Vauxhall Combo-e

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for small vans, up to a maximum of £2,500.

You can claim a total of 1000 plug-in van and truck grants for your business or organisation each year. This limit resets every year on 1 April.

Large vans

These vehicles are between 2,500kg and 4,250kg gross vehicle weight, have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 96km (60 miles) without any emissions at all:

  • BD Auto eTraffic
  • BD e-Boxer
  • BD e-Ducato
  • BD e-Relay
  • Citroën e-Dispatch
  • Citroën e-Relay
  • DFSK EC35
  • Fiat e-Ducato
  • LEVC VN5
  • MAN eTGE
  • Maxus eDeliver 3 
  • Maxus eDeliver 3 LWB Chassis Cab
  • Maxus eDeliver 9
  • Maxus eDeliver 9 MC L3 Chassis Cab
  • Maxus eDeliver 9 LC L4 Chassis Cab
  • Mercedes-Benz eVito
  • Mercedes eSprinter
  • Peugeot e-Boxer
  • Peugeot e-Expert
  • Renault Master ZE (3.1 and 3.5 tonnes)
  • Renault Trucks Master ZE
  • Toyota Proace Electric
  • Vauxhall Vivaro-e
  • Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter
  • LDV EV80

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £5,000.

You can claim a total of 1000 plug-in van and truck grants for your business or organisation each year. This limit resets every year on 1 April.

Taxis

These vehicles are purpose-built taxis and have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions at all:

  • Dynamo Taxi
  • LEVC TX

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £7,500.

Small trucks

These vehicles:

  • are between 4,250kg and 12,000kg gross weight
  • are sometimes called N2 vehicles
  • have CO2 emissions of at least 50% less than the equivalent conventional Euro VI vehicle that can carry the same capacity
  • can travel at least 96km (60 miles) without any emissions at all

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £16,000 for these vehicles:

  • FUSO eCanter
  • Paneltex Z75

Between 1 April to 31 March there are a limited number of grants available.

The limits are:

  • 250 grants at the £16,000 rate
  • up to 10 grants per business or organisation at the £16,000 rate

If either of these limits are reached, the maximum your business or organisation can apply for is £5,000.

The maximum amount of plug-in van or truck grants your business or organisation can get each year is 1000.

The limits reset every year on 1 April.

You can email the Department for Transport to find out how many grants are left.

Department for Transport
PluginGrants@dft.gov.uk

Large trucks

These vehicles:

  • are heavier than 12,000kg
  • are sometimes called N3 vehicles
  • have CO2 emissions of at least 50% less than the equivalent conventional Euro VI vehicle that can carry the same capacity
  • can travel at least 96km (60 miles) without any emissions at all

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £25,000 for these vehicles:

  • Electra e-Compact
  • Electra e-Star 27-350

Between 1 April to 31 March there are a limited number of grants available.

The limits are:

  • 100 grants at the £25,000 rate
  • up to 5 grants per company or organisation at the £25,000 rate

If either of these limits are reached, the maximum your business or organisation can apply for is £16,000. Your business or organisation can get up to 10 grants at this rate. There are 250 grants of up to £16,000 available.

After that, the maximum your business or organisation can apply for is £5,000.

You can claim a total of 1000 plug-in van and truck grants for your business or organisation each year. This limit resets every year on 1 April.

You can email the Department for Transport to find out how many grants are left.

Department for Transport
PluginGrants@dft.gov.uk

Grant for a vehicle charger

You can get up to 75% towards the cost of installing a charger at home through the electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint grant.