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Plug-in car grant

Level of grant available 2022/23 2021/22
Percentage of purchase price 35% 35%
Up to maximum of 1 £1,500 £2,500
  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 from 15 December 2021

CO₂ emissions Zero emission range Cost Maximum grant
Zero emission At least 70 miles Up to £32,000 £1,500
Zero emission cars (wheelchair accessible) 2 At least 70 miles Up to £35,000 £2,500
  1. The number of grants available is limited to 250 up to March 2022 and 1,000 in 2022/23.

Although it was intended that the grant would be available until April 2023, it was withdrawn with effect from 14 June 2022, albeit claims may be submitted for orders placed in the previous two days which had not been added to the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (“OZEV”) portal, provided the customer had signed the dealer’s purchase agreement.

Customer specific applications for the plug-in car grant are guaranteed at the rate in force when the car was ordered. Provided the claim was correctly submitted to the OZEV portal and the car is registered and delivered within 12 months, it will qualify for a grant at the rate in force when the car was ordered.

‘Cost’ includes:

but excludes:

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 organisation.

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the grant a car must: