Government grant scheme

Find information on which cars and vans currently qualify for the Government grant

There are 7 categories of vehicle, based on CO2 emissions. The grant depends on which category the vehicle is in.

Not all electric or hybrid vehicles are eligible for a grant – only vehicles that have been approved by the government.

Category 1 cars

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • BMW i3 and i3s
  • BYD e6
  • Citroen CZero
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • Nissan e-NV200 (5-seater and 7-seater)
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Peugeot iON
  • Renault ZOE
  • Smart fortwo electric drive
  • Smart forfour electric drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Volkswagen e-up!
  • Volkswagen e-Golf

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £4,500.

Category 2 cars

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • BMW 225xe
  • BMW 330e
  • BMW 530e
  • Hyundai IONIQ PHEV
  • Kia Niro PHEV
  • Kia Optima PHEV
  • Mercedes-Benz C350 e (with 17 inch rear wheels)
  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e SE
  • MINI Countryman PHEV
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (except Commercial)
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE
  • Volvo S90 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine
  • Volvo V90 Twin Engine
  • Volvo XC60 Twin Engine

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Category 3 cars

This vehicle has CO2 emissions of 50 to 75g/km and can travel at least 32km (20 miles) without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line

The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for this vehicle, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Motorcycles

These vehicles have no CO2 emissions and can travel at least 50km (31 miles) between charges:

  • BMW C evolution
  • Energica Ego
  • Energica Eva
  • Scutum Silence S02
  • Torrot Muvi
  • Vmoto 100
  • Vmoto 120
  • Zero Motorcycles (all models)

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Mopeds

These vehicles have no CO2 emissions and can travel at least 30km (19 miles) between charges:

  • Torrot Muvi City
  • UGBEST e-City
  • Vmoto Super Soco TS1200R

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500.

Vans

These vehicles have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • BD Otomotiv eTraffic
  • BD Otomotiv eDucato
  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial
  • Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van)
  • Peugeot ePartner
  • Renault Kangoo ZE
  • LDV EV80 van
  • LDV EV80 chassis cab

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £8,000.

Category 1 taxis

These vehicles are purpose-built taxis and have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any CO2 emissions at all:

  • LEVC TX

The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £7,500.

Electric and hybrid vehicles that are not eligible

Category 2 or 3 cars with a recommended retail price over £60,000 are not eligible for a grant. This includes:

  • Audi Q7 (category 2)
  • BMW i8 (category 2)
  • Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid (category 3)
  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (category 3)