UK DOT updates Plug-In Grant status


The UK  Department of Transport has recently updated it list of EV that are eligible for grants. The grant covers 25% of the car with a £5,000 cap.

header-logo-dftThe full list is on the DOT website and is copied below and is accurate for March 2012: It also shows that only 892 claims have been received in respect of EV purchased. See associated article.

Table of eligible cars
Make and ModelAvailability
Chevrolet Volt2012
Citroen CZeroOn sale now
MiaMay 2012
Mitsubishi i-MiEVOn sale now
Nissan LeafOn sale now
Peugeot iOnOn sale now
Renault Fluence ZEMarch 2012
Smart fortwo electric driveOn sale now
Tata VistaTBC
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid2012
Vauxhall Ampera2012

As of 31 December 2011, 892 claims have been made through the Plug-in Car Grant scheme, with Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data showing that 1,052 cars eligible for the Grant were registered over the same period.

The UK government have allocated £400 million to ultra low carbon technologies. Thsi apparantly comprises approximately £80 million supporting research and development activities; £20 million for the installation of infrastructure; and, subject to review, provision of around £300 million to support consumer incentives.

Some results from the initail finding are now avaialble: One report from the ULCV – Thats Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles is available from the Technology Strategy Board.


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