Plug-in Car Grant: What does it mean?

A now-ended government-funded discount for new electric cars.

Plug-in Car Grant: The long answer

The Plug-in Car Grant is a financial incentive provided by the UK government to encourage drivers to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). It is designed to make these types of vehicles more affordable and accessible to UK drivers.

The grant offers a discount on the purchase price of eligible EVs and PHEVs, making them more cost-effective compared to traditional petrol or diesel cars. The amount of the grant varies depending on the vehicle's specifications, with a maximum of £2,500 for eligible cars.

To qualify for the Plug-in Car Grant, the vehicle must meet certain criteria, such as having a minimum electric range and meeting safety and performance standards. The grant is available for new and used vehicles as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

The Plug-in Car Grant is an important initiative for UK drivers as it helps to reduce the overall cost of purchasing an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, making them a more attractive and viable option. By encouraging the adoption of cleaner and more sustainable transportation, it contributes to the UK's efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.