Plug-In Grant Eligible Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

Electric & Hybrid car customers can benefit from a grant of up to £4,500.

The government plug-in grant was introduced to bolster consumer uptake of new electric or plug-in hybrid models by providing up to £4,500 off the list price. There are 6 categories of grants available, each grant is dependent on CO2 emissions and electric-only range.

Eligible Vehicles – Category 1 Cars

Category 1 cars are eligible for the highest grant available. This will cover 35% of the purchase price of the vehicle, up to a maximum of £4,500. To qualify for this the vehicle must have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and be able to travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any CO2 emissions at all.

BMW i3BYD e6Citroen CZero
Ford Focus ElectricHyundai IONIQ ElectricKia Soul EV
Nissan LEAFPeugeot iONRenault Fluence
Renault ZOESmart fortwo electric driveSmart forfour electric drive
Toyota MiraiVolkswagen e-up!Volkswagen e-Golf
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric DriveNissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater)Tesla Model S & X

Looking to add a new vehicle to your fleet?

Eligible Vehicles – Category 2 Cars

To be eligible for this grant vehicles must have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and be able to travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any CO2 emissions. The grant will cover 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Audi A3 e-tronBMW 225xeBMW 330e
BMW 530eHyundai IONIQ PHEV Kia Niro PHEV 
Kia Optima PHEV Mercedes-Benz C350 eMercedes-Benz E350 e
MINI Countryman PHEVMitsubishi OutlanderToyota Prius Plug-in
Vauxhall AmperaVolkswagen Golf GTE Volkswagen Passat GTE
Volvo V60 D5 Twin EngineVolvo V60 D6 Twin EngineVolvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum

*Mercedes-Benz C350 e (with 17 inch rear wheels)

*Mitsubishi Outlander (except Commercial)

*Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum (2017 model year only)

Eligible Vehicles – Category 3 Cars

There is currently only one vehicle eligible for the Plug-In Grant:

Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line

This vehicle has CO2 emissions of 50 to 75g/km and can travel at least 32km (20 miles) without any CO2 emissions. The grant will cover 35% of the purchase price for this vehicle, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Eligible Vehicles – Vans

The current government grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price of the below vans, up to a maximum of £8,000. To qualify, the van must emit CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and be able to travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any CO2 emission.

Citroen BerlingoPeugeot ePartnerRenault Kangoo ZE
Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van)Mitsubishi Outlander CommercialBD Otomotiv eDucato & eTraffic 

Non-Eligible – Vehicles

Not all electric or hybrid vehicles are eligible for the Plug-In Grant – only vehicles that have been approved by the government. Also, any category 2 or 3 cars with a retail price over £60,000 are not eligible.

Category 2Category 3
Audi Q7Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid
BMW i8Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

At Gofor Finance we can assist with the procurement of all makes and models of electric vehicles, get in touch today.


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