Drivers can get a discount on the price of a brand new low emission vehicle, this is through a grant that the government gives to vehicle manufacturers. The maximum grant available for cars is £1,500, but grants are also available for vans, motorcycles and taxi’s. The great news is you don’t need to do anything- if the vehicle has been approved for the grant the dealer will include the value of the grant in the sale price. Find out more about the grants and what vehicles are included here: https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants
In 2018 the UK Government announced their Road to Zero Strategy, a long-term plan to tackle rising CO2 levels in the UK by moving towards to zero-emission road transport.
Transport is the UK’s biggest source of carbon emissions, with Petrol and Diesel vehicles contributing to this substantially. Addressing this, the Government’s ambition sees between 50-75% of all new car sales and 40% of van sales being ultra low emission by 2030, and by 2040, the sale of new petrol & diesel vehicles ending. The Road to Zero strategy outlines how the government plans to achieve this.
Incentives, Grants & Funding for EVs
The good news is that to support the uptake of electric vehicles, the government have put in place a number of great incentives- for both businesses and individuals. Take a look at which ones may help you on your EV journey.