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 £3,000.

Vehicles eligible for a grant

The amount of the grant depends on which category the vehicle is in. The 6 categories are:

  • cars
  • motorcycles
  • mopeds
  • vans
  • taxis
  • large vans and 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 CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions at all:

  • BMW i3 and i3s
  • BYD e6
  • DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric
  • Hyundai KONA Electric
  • Kia e-Niro
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer
  • MG ZS EV
  • MINI Electric
  • Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater)
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Peugeot e-208
  • Peugeot e-2008
  • Renault ZOE
  • SEAT Mii electric
  • Škoda Citigo-e iV
  • Smart EQ fortwo
  • Smart EQ forfour
  • Tesla Model 3 Long Range
  • Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen e-Golf

To be eligible for the grant, cars must cost less than £50,000. This is the recommended retail price (RRP), and includes VAT and delivery fees.

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £3,000.

Motorcycles

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

  • Artisan EV0 Monster
  • Askoll eS3
  • Askoll eSpro 70
  • BMW C evolution
  • Eccity 125
  • Eccity 125+
  • EcoNeco Revival
  • Ecooter E1R
  • Ecooter E2
  • Energica Ego
  • Energica Eva
  • Harley-Davidson LiveWire
  • Horwin CR6
  • Kollter ES1-Pro
  • Rieju NUUK
  • Scutum Silence S02
  • Torrot Muvi
  • Vmoto 100
  • Vmoto 120
  • Vmoto Super Soco TC Max
  • Zero Motorcycles (all models)

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Mopeds

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

  • Artisan P2 Utility
  • Askoll eS1
  • Askoll eS2
  • Askoll eSpro 45
  • Bloova Delivery
  • Bloova Retro
  • Ecooter E1S
  • GOVECS GO! T
  • Kollter ES1
  • NIU M-Series
  • NIU M+
  • NIU N-Cargo
  • NIU N-Series
  • NIU NGT
  • NIU U-Series
  • Peugeot e-Ludix
  • Rieju NUUK
  • THELMOCO Senda
  • THELMOCO X-Tra
  • Torrot Muvi City
  • UGBEST e-City
  • Vespa Elettrica
  • Vmoto Super Soco CUX
  • Vmoto Super Soco TC
  • Vmoto Super Soco TS1200R
  • Vmoto Super Soco TSX

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Vans

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any emissions at all:

  • BD Auto eTraffic
  • BD Auto eDucato (3.5 tonnes)
  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Ford Transit Custom PHEV 
  • Mercedes-Benz eVito
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial
  • Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van)
  • Peugeot ePartner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE
  • Renault Master ZE
  • LDV EV80 van
  • LDV EV80 chassis cab

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £8,000.

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.

Large vans and trucks

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of at least 50% less than the equivalent conventional Euro VI vehicle that can carry the same capacity. They can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any emissions at all:

  • BD Auto eDucato (4.25 tonnes)
  • FUSO eCanter
  • Paneltex Z75

For the first 200 orders the grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £20,000. The grant will then pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £8,000.

Grant for a vehicle charger

You can get up to £350 (including VAT) off the cost of installing a charger at home through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.