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Government Plug-In Electric Van Grant

In the UK, new electric vans are eligible for a plug-in vehicle grant. People looking to buy low-emission vans can get a discount. This is through a grant the government gives to dealerships and manufacturers. The whole idea is that the government puts money towards the purchase of zero-emissions vehicles. As a result, there is a cash incentive for people to switch to electric.

How Does The Government Grant Work?

If you purchase a low-emission vehicle, you don’t need to do anything. The dealer will include the value of the grant in the vehicle’s price. The amount of grant you receive will depend on the vehicle you purchase. And, which category this vehicle falls into. There are six categories consisting of vehicles eligible for grant:

  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Mopeds
  • Vans
  • Taxis
  • Large vans and trucks

Electric van government grants are different for small vans and for large vans.  Read on to find out how the government differentiates these vans, and what the grants are.

Small Van Government Grants

If the van weighs less than 2,500kg, have CO2 emissions less than 50g/km, and can travel at most 96 km (60 miles) without emitting any emissions, then these electric vans are considered “small”.

For small electric vans, up to £2,500 will be granted to cover up to 35% of their purchase price.

You can also claim up to 1,000 truck and van plug-in grants each year for your company or organization. Each year, the limit is reset at 1 April.

Large Van Government Grants

If the van weighs between 2,500kg and 4,250kg, have CO2 emissions less than 50g/km, and can travel at most 96 km (60 miles) without emitting any emissions, then these electric vans are considered “large”.

For large electric vans, up to £5000 will be granted to cover a maximum of 35% of their purchase price.

You can also claim up to 1,000 truck and van plug-in grants each year for your company or organization. Each year, the limit is reset at 1 April.

It’s important to note that only vehicles that have been approved by the government are eligible for the grant.  Aftermarket conversions do not qualify for the grant; instead, the van must have been built or converted to electric power prior to first registration.

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