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2021 Plug in Grant rates and eligibility

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The UK Government have announced changes to the plug-in grant (PiG) amounts and eligibility criteria effective from 7:00hrs on 18/03/21.

Changes

  • Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) has been reduced by £500 to £2,500 and now excludes models that cost more than £35,000.
  • Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG) has been reduced to a maximum of £3,000 for small vans and £6,000 for large vans (2.5t-3.5t GVW).
  • Plug-in Truck Grant (PiTG), has been reduced to £16,000 for trucks up to 12.5t GVW, and increased to £25,000 for trucks over 12.5t.

A summary of all the changes are below:

Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG)

 Was (before 17/3/21 11:59hrs) Now (from 07:00hrs 18/3/21)
Grant Rate 35% of purchase price (up to £3,000) 35% of purchase price (up to £2,500)
Eligibility Criteria Cars must cost less than £50,000. This is the recommended retail price (RRP), and includes VAT and delivery fees. Cars must cost less than £35,000. This is the recommended retail price (RRP), and includes VAT and delivery fees (see full definition below)

Plug-in Van Grant (N1/Light Commercial Vehicles)   (PiVG)

Was (before 17/3/21 11:59hrs) Now (from 07:00hrs 18/3/21)
Grant Rate 20% of purchase price up to £8000 35% of purchase price up to £3,000 for small vans < 2.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (t GVW)
35% of purchase price up to £6,000 for large vans 2.5-3.5t GVW
Eligibility Criteria Vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any emissions at all.

Zero emission vans can travel at least 60 miles without any emissions at all

Eligible vans have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km

 

Eligible vans and trucks can travel at least 96km (60 miles) without any emissions at all.

Plug-in Truck Grant (N2 and N3 Trucks) (PiTG)

Was (before 17/3/21 11:59hrs) Now (from 07:00hrs 18/3/21)
Grant Rate 20% of purchase price, up to £20,000 for N2 and N3 trucks (first 200 ordered, limited to 10 per customer) 20% of purchase price, up to £16,000 for small trucks (N2, >3.5t-12t GVW). For the first 250 ordered per Financial Year, limited to 10 per customer.
20% of purchase price, up to £25,000 for large trucks (N3, >12t GVW). For the first 100 ordered per Financial Year, limited to 5 per customer.
Eligibility Criteria Trucks can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any emissions at all.

Zero emission trucks can travel at least 60 miles without any emissions at all

Trucks can travel at least 96km (60 miles) without any emissions at all.

Vehicles available

An up to date list of available vehicles eligible for plug-in grants are available on the Gov.uk website here.

Further information

Read the full press release here from the Department for Transport and Office for Zero Emission Vehicles

 

 

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