Plug-in Car/Van Grants

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Grants


The Government has grants available to encourage the use of ultra low emission vehicles.

Plug-in-Car grant, this funding will be made available until available funds have been utilised. The Government has also committed to continue to provide grants for car owners to install an electric charge point at their home.

Electric cars which are eligible for the plug-in car grant if they produce CO2 Zero emissions per kilometre and are capable of a minimum 70 miles of zero-emission driving.

Questions you may ask:

  • Which vehicles are covered by the ultra low emission grants?
  • How much is the ultra low emission grant worth?
  • What is the process for claiming the grant?

How does it work?

Please refer to the tables below to see the grants available. These are subject to review, please check Government website for updates. 

Vehicle Category Definition Grant Maximum Grant
Car CO2 emissions <50g/km and a zero emission range of at least 70miles - Only applies to Cars costing less than £32,000 35% of cost £1,500
Motorbikes CO2 emissions of 0g/km and a zero emission range of at least 31 miles 35% of cost £500
Mopeds CO2 emissions of 0g/km and a zero emmisions range of at leaset 19 miles 35% of cost £150
Small Van (< 2.5K Gross Weight) CO2 emissions of <50g/km and a zero range of at least 60 miles 35% of cost £5,000
Large Van (> 2.5 & < 3K Gross Weight) CO2 emissions of <50g/km and a zero range of at least 60 miles 35% of cost £8,000


The government will also continue to provide grants to help car owners to install a dedicated charge point at home. The electric vehicle home charge scheme (EVHS) offers upto £500 per installation (Maximum of 75% of cost subject to conditions ).


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