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Plug-in car grant rates extended during review

Date: 13 March 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Government grants for plug-in vehicles are to continue at the same rates until at least the end of April while ministers consider any potential changes.

The scheme is set to continue in some form until 2020, as was previously announced in November's Budget; however, the rates had only been confirmed to the end of this month.

A spokesperson for the Department for Transport said: "The current grant rates will be maintained until at least the end of April.

"We are conducting a review at present and more information will be available in due course."

The current grant rates are as follows: 

  • For cars with CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km that can travel at least 70 miles without any CO2 emissions at all, the grant will pay 35% of the purchase price up to a maximum of £4,500.
  • For cars with CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km that can travel at least ten miles emission-free, the grant will pay 35% of the purchase price up to a maximum of £2,500.
  • For cars with CO2 emissions of between 50g/km and 75g/km that can travel at least 20 miles emission-free, the grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price up to a maximum of £2,500.

The latter two categories do not include cars with a recommended retail price of more than £60,000.



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