Plug-in car grant
|Level of grant available
| Percentage of purchase price
| Up to maximum of 1
- The maximum available grant was reduced from £3,000 to £2,500 with effect from 18 March 2021, and
reduced further to £1,500 for non-wheelchair accessible cars from 15 December 2021.
Grant entitlement and eligibility
It is intended that the grant will be available for the cleanest and most environmentally friendly cars until
April 2023, but to ensure the grant remains sustainable as the UK market for ultra-low emission vehicles
develops with effect from 15 December 2021 it will be available on the following terms:
||Zero emission range
||At least 70 miles
||Up to £32,000
|Zero emission cars (wheelchair accessible) 2
||At least 70 miles
||Up to £35,000
- The number of grants available is limited to 250 up to March 2022 and 1,000 in 2022/23.
Orders made before 15 December 2021, provided the claim has been correctly submitted to the Office for
Zero Emission Vehicles and the car is delivered within 9 months, will qualify for a grant at the rate in
force when the car was ordered.
- VAT (including VAT reclaimable by a business), manufacturer and dealer mandatory extras including
delivery and administration fees, and any non-standard options (fitted by the manufacturer or dealer) that
affects the powertrain;
- modifications for disabled users, warranty/insurance and service packages, first registration fee, first
year's VED and any discounts.
Grants and allowances for electric charging equipment
The government continues to provide grants towards the installation of charge points, offering £350 towards
a dedicated charge point at home, and £350 for each workplace charging unit up to a maximum of 40 per
Until April 2023 a 100% first year allowance is available to businesses for expenditure incurred on electric
charge point equipment, but any company that incurs expenditure on the installation of an electric charge point
between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2023 may claim a 130% Super-deduction.
To be eligible to apply for the grant a car must:
- be new, with a vehicle category ‘M1’;
- be zero emissions;
- be able to travel a minimum of 70 miles in pure electric mode between charges;
- be able to reach a speed of 60 miles per hour or more;
- have an appropriate 3 year/60,000 mile warranty, and 3 year battery and drive train (clutch,
transmission, drive shafts, U-joints and differential) warranty, with an option to extend the battery
warranty for an extra 2 years;
- have either a standard 5 year warranty on the battery and electric drive train, or evidence to show
reasonable battery performance after 3 years of use;
- comply with UN-ECE regulations to prove electrical safety;
- have either a European Commission safety approval or acceptable evidence of levels of safety as judged
by international standards.