Vauxhall follows Citroen in reducing prices to retain plug-in car grant eligibility
24 March 2021
Author: Sean Keywood
Vauxhall has dropped prices of its Mokka-E and Vivaro-E Life EVs to ensure they can still qualify for the UK Government's plug-in car grant.
The brand's announcement follows that of Citroën, which has reduced the price of the top-spec version of its electric E-C4.
The government last week reduced the eligibility threshold for the grant from cars costing less than £50,000 to less than £35,000, as well as dropping the value of the grant from £3,000 to £2,500.
Vauxhall says the price of the Mokka-E, before the grant is applied, has come down across the range, with an SE Premium car down from £33,840 to £33,040, while range-topping Launch Edition spec is down from £37,970 to £34,995.
As for the Vivaro-E Life - the MPV based on Vauxhall's medium van - the pre-grant price of Edition spec models has been reduced from £37,645 to £34,995, the same price a new Combi variant is being offered for.
As for Citroën, it has reduced the pre-grant price of the range-topping E-C4 Shine Plus from £35,545 to £34,995 - other grades were already cheap enough to qualify.