At 07.00am on 15 December 2021, the Government announced an immediate change to the rates and eligibility criteria for the Plug-in Car Grant and the Plug-in Van Grant. These include:
The Plug-in Car Grant has been cut from £2,500 to £1,500 and now excludes models that cost more than £32,000.
The Plug-in Car Grant will remain at £2,500 – and £35,000 – for vehicles converted to wheelchair accessible (subject to limits).
The Plug-in Van Grant has been cut to a maximum of £2,500 for small vans (< 2.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight) and £5,000 for large vans (2.5t-3.5t GVW).
Each business, organisation or individual may receive up to 1,000 Plug-in Van Grants each financial year (1 April to 31 March). Limits apply to end customers and not to lease companies.
There are no changes to grant rates for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.
The new terms apply from 07:00 today (Wednesday 15 December 2021). The portal has been suspended while these changes are made.
The guidance on the gov.uk website will be updated to reflect the new grant rates and eligibility criteria. A revised list of vehicles which are now eligible for the grants will be available after 12 noon today (15 December 2021) here.
In order to find out more about the update and how it will affect you, contact our team on 0845 408 2000 or click the button below